Author: Julia Swift and Andrew Landis
Publication Date: July 4th 2013
Sasha, a shy, 15-year-old girl who hides from the world, almost dies in a car crash and vows that if she survives, she will be bold and live life to the fullest. Her newfound courage is tested when she meets Will, who just moved to her Air Force desert town after his journalist father’s disappearance. Will is fascinated by Sasha’s brush with and secret knowledge of death. Sasha and Will push each other to take chances and break out of their sheltered suburban world. But will they discover there is a difference between being bold and being stupid before they put themselves, or someone else, in danger?
I didn’t know quite what to expect when going into this book. When I first read the synopsis of the book I was intrigued and willing to give it a try. I didn’t know if I was going to love it or hate it. For me, it was kind of an in between.
While starting the book, I forgot that the main character Sasha was only 15. I found her character very immature and annoying, but then I remembered that she was only 15 and as the story grew so did her character. I really do love reading books about characters that have tragic pasts and a rough life, it makes them more down to earth and not as perfect as some books portray their characters to be.
Both Sasha and Will had some tragedies in their past and that really intrigued me to keep reading. Bold switches points of view between Sasha and Will each chapter so getting to read about what they were both thinking and how they learned to love each other was nice. I was expecting more romance throughout the book. Half the time they were arguing or they didn’t want to get together… and it wasn’t closer to the end where they actually got together which I was hoping for the whole book!
After everything said this book was very fast paced and an easy read. I would recommend this book to all the younger YA adult fans. Julia Swift and Andrew Landis did a great job coming together and writing their first book. You can find this book available for only 2.99 on Amazon.