Friday, January 24, 2014

Still, at Your Door by Emma Eden Ramos

  Sabrina "Bri" Gibbons' world is about to be turned upside down. When her mother stumbles into her room and tells her and her two sisters to pack their bags, Bri races against the clock to pack up her few belongings. Her mom has decided it's finally time to take them away from their home in Pennsylvania, and Bri's abusive stepfather. They are headed toward a new life in New York City.
  As soon as the taxi pulls up in front of the girls' grandparents house, Bri's mom sends them upstairs to her parents' apartment, and tells Bri that she'll be right back. Only she's not, and the girls are left to their own devices.
  I've got to tell you, I am absolutely addicted to Emma Eden Ramos' stories. Her books are incredibly emotional, but always have an ending that will make you think, and feel good inside.
  Still, at Your Door is a short read, but it will have an impact on you and hit you like a ton of bricks.
  Emma Eden Ramos' writing has a very Ellen Hopkins-ish quality to it. The seriousness of the characters' problems is very real and not sugar-coated.
  Without giving away any spoilers, the ending of Still, at Your Door is very, very memorable. Bri's emotional wrap-up of the characters' "happily ever after" is the perfect way to end this book. Emma's final touch to the story eases your worry but leaves an impact in your heart the size of a wrecking ball.
  I rated this little novel five stars because it was just such a wonderful read. Honestly, I think I'm beginning to grow a liking for short novels. They're perfect for that taste of adventure, but just short enough to keep you interested and not bore you.

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