Last year, I fell in love with A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion. So I was excited to hear that AmazonEncore would be publishing two of her young adult novels this April, Favorite and Life on Hold.
Favorite is the story of Angie Favorite, a teenager whose mother disappeared five years before. Life hasn't been easy since her mother mysteriously vanished, but Angie has never given up hope that her mother is out there somewhere.When Angie is attacked in a parking lot, she can't help but think that the attack is somehow related to her mother's disappearance. After the family of Angie's attacker reaches out to her, her own family thinks it may be a chance for her to find closure. But, she discovers something much more startling.
Favorite is a fast-paced book, full of questions, hope, and many surprises. It is one of those stories that once you start, you won't be able to put it down until you reach the last page.
Life on Hold is the story of Rae Maddox, a 15 year old girl, whose mother moves them around more often than she can count. Over the years, Rae has learned to keep her distance from the other kids at school, after realizing how hard it is to leave friend after friend behind.
But, after being in Wisconsin for a short while, Rae's vice principal pairs her up with Allison, a new student, asking her to show her around. Allison is quiet and barely seems to acknowledge Rae's presence. However, after learning more about Allison's past, Rae realizes just how much everyone needs friends and people to care about them.
Life on Hold is another fast read from McQuestion. The characters are easy to connect to and have you hoping that everything will turn out for them in the end.
Favorite and Life on Hold are both available for $9.95 each.
Copies of the books were provided for review. All opinions are my own.