May 21, 2014
Sia by Josh Grayson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.
MOON SHINE ART SPOT
Sia was a wonderful feel good read. The story began exciting wondering who she was because she had lost her memory and it was so special and said alot about the fact that a kind, homeless lady took Sia under her wing and kept her safe. Just because a person is down on their luck does not mean they deserve the hard time they are having.
I love that Sia stayed a compassionate person after she regained her memory rather than going back to her "fake" ways. It is wonderful that she made friends who were serious about using their free time and resources to help those less fortunate. The truth is tap hat none of us know when we will go from the top to the less fortunate ourselves, and this book done an excellent job of demonstrating that discussing the financial and personal problems in Sia's family that had caused her to become so depressed to begin with.
A beautiful story with so many things that should be said and understood among young people and adults.
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