Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Review: Hickville Confessions by Mary Karlik

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Hickville Confessions by Mary Karlik
Pages: 342
Publisher: GPK Publication LLC
Source: Netgalley
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆☆☆ 

New town. New look. New beginning. High school junior Ryan Quinn has a past. She will do just about anything to keep it hidden, even if means joining the ultra-conservative, no fun allowed, Purity Club. But secrets are hard to keep in a small town and when the Purity Club girls discover the truth, they viciously attack Ryan. 

Justin is the kind of guy who can make Ryan forget her vow to change. He’s the kind of guy she should avoid at all costs. But he knows her soul secrets. He understands her and it is torture when she is away from him. But as she deals with the outward scars on her face and the inward shame of her past and Justin’s home life continues to spiral out of control, their relationship becomes as convoluted as their home life. Will they find the courage to open their hearts to each other in spite of their family drama?

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My Review
I really liked this book. It hit on more subjects than I thought it would. Ryan and her family has relocated hoping to start over. Unfortunately, the saying is true 'you can run but you but you can't hide'. She is viciously attacked by some of the girls from the Purity Club. Justin happens to be in the area and rescues Ryan. After that it's one thing after the other for those two.

Ryan family life is so damn sad. What one of his friends was true but Ryan actions are within what I would think normal. I mean yes other suffered from the accident but we all handle trauma different especially when there's no support.

I found myself turning page after page. Which is funny since I put off reading this book for about two weeks. One warning I will giew you is that this ends in a major cliffhanger. Like not even a subject talked about in the book cliffhanger. If you can handle cliffhangers though I suggest you give this a go.

About the Author
Following a career as a nursing instructor, award-winning author, Mary Karlik earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. A native Texan, Mary loves horses, dogs, cats, country music, and small town diners. Although she has recently relocated in northern New Mexico, her heart remains in the Lone Star state

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