November 12, 2010

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Release Date: September 7, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 377
Review Source: Library

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely breezed through ‘Losing Faith’ because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I can’t believe this is Denise Jaden’s first novel, because the writing flowed so beautifully and the main character, Brie, was so engaging. I do want to get nitpicky for a second and say that I thought the action at the end happened a little too quickly, and while Tessa was an interesting sidekick character, I felt like her story alone could be a whole novel. However, besides a few things like this, I absolutely loved ‘Losing Faith.’

I was really glad to see religion brought into a mainstream book, even though parts of it were the scary side of what religion can do to people. This book is great because whether you’re a person of faith or not, I think you’ll appreciate this book, since it’s not a Christian novel, it just involves Christianity. As I said, I found Brie to be very engaging, and I was really rooting for her, wanting her to find out what happened to her sister, and hoping that her parents would start to be okay again after losing their other daughter. Denise Jaden has written a very interesting novel that contains friendship, family, grief, suspense, and even a little romance. I would definitely recommend this book.


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  1. I haven't heard much about this book so I'm so glad to read your review! I love when you just fly through a book and end up on the last page without really realizing how you got there. This one seems like a fabulous read, Brie seems to be a lovely character who's easy to like and relate to. Thanks for your thoughts!

  2. Great review, Ashley! I really enjoyed this book and though it was sad, I think it was really poignant :)


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