Spotlight: How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras

Posted December 24, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Spotlight: How to Be Brave by E. Katherine KottarasHow to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on November 3rd 2015
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover
Source: St. Martin's Press
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three-half-stars

An emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want.

Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave - all the things she's wanted to do bAn emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want.

Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave - all the things she's wanted to do but never had the courage to try. As she begins doing the things she's always been afraid to do - including pursuing her secret crush, she discovers that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But once in a while, the right person shows up just when you need them most - and you learn that you're stronger and braver than you ever imagined.

“How to Be Brave” by E. Katherine Kottaras is about a girl, whose mother died and left her a letter that explains why Georgia needs to be brave. Now Georgia is determined to be brave as she starts her senior year of high school. Georgia is still grieving over the loss of her mother. So to help her, she ends up creating a bucket list of all the things that she would like to accomplish that she is scared of. I liked that this book wasn’t all about romance, but at the same time, there was a few things that I didn’t like about it. Like trying pot being on her list, things like that. I wish books didn’t encourage drugs as much as they do.

three-half-stars

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