Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.
With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well… Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.
But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.
Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker is a beautifully written inspirational coming of age story and a heartbreaking tale of redemption. This happens to be the first book that I’ve been fortunate enough to read from this author and let’s just say I am now a huge fan of hers! This story managed to captivate my attention wholeheartedly and it was nearly impossible for me to put it down, which is probably why I devoured it in one sitting. Seriously it consumed every part of me and I was left with an ache deep in my chest.
Aria’s story is one that I believe all teenagers should pick up and read because of the important message behind it. There is so much I want to say about this story, but it’s hard to really tell you all anything without giving away too much of the storyline. This is definitely one of those stories that needs to be experienced firsthand. It is the kind of story that will forever change the reader and open up their eyes to the truth behind it. This is a must read story of 2019!
About K.A. Tucker
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.
She is the USA Today bestselling author of 18 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, and Be the Girl. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher’s Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.
K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family