Sunday, April 14, 2013
BOOK REVIEW...[ARC] To be Maria by Deanna Proach
Anya is an aspiring actress who longs for love and acceptance from her home and school life.
When she meets the beautiful outspoken Marie, she believes that befriending Marie will give her the breakthrough she needs to overcome her obstacles and insecurities. Only little does she know what's in store for her and that everything she thought isn't as it seems.
"To Be Marie" was a pleasant surprise for me. It had a mixture of themes: acceptance, friendship, hopes/dreams, and even murder. The author does a good job in portraying Anya's character and describing what makes and breaks her.
The plot was also very fluid and developed nicely. I was literally clenching my jaw as the tension increased and things started getting out of control. It made me wonder where Proach was going at times with Anya's fate and kept me locked in till the end.
Overall, very good read!
-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 9
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 5