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Dismantling Evan by Venessa Kimball

6 years ago


dismantling evan5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

This novel was fantastic. I can honestly say it was Venessa's best work yet. If you were a fan of her first series, you definitely want to jump into this one. It has the same fantastic character development as them, as well as a fantastic story line. This novel tackled some areas in the medical world that aren't always done justice by authors. I felt that Venessa really did them their due justice. Sometimes the topics covered in this novel, bi-polar, depression, and other medical conditions, can be a hard read. This novel really does take you a journey and give you a great glimpse into those areas in an honest way. The plot line really kept me rolling and the characters were really engaging. I adored how the story evolved. It was very much like watching a movie, and it was the kind that you didn't want o turn away from. You had to know where it was going. Evan's story is about self acceptance and love. All the different types of love, from loving oneself to truly loving another. It was a beautiful thing watch unfold. With the twists that I loved from Venessa before and the supporting secondary character, this novel really shaped up to be a world you could fall in love with. This si a fantastic read for anyone who loves a novel with a heroine who is finding herself. A fantastic NA that I won't be soon forgetting!

Synopsis:

Life is unstable... …What will be the trigger to dismantle it? When high school senior Evangeline "Evan" Phillips moves half way across the country with her parents to a quaint town in Texas, it should be a chance to start over. It should be. Typical of Evan, she doesn’t share her parents’ optimism. Always the loner, she is prepared to hide behind work at the school newspaper until graduation. That is the seemingly bulletproof plan until she meets her new neighbors, Gavin and Brody Ferguson. The more Evan gets to know her neighbors, their band of friends, and frenemies, the more unsettling her new high school and community gets in Braxton Springs, Texas. As Evan unwittingly digs deeper into the lives of those around her, her own skeletons begin to surface leaving her vulnerable and scrambling to keep her own sanity and reputation. Will Evan be able to get control over her spiraling secrets while discovering friendship and love for the first time? Or will the issues and pressures of life as a band of not-so-average teens in a very typical high school become too much, resulting in the tragic dismantlement of an entire community and Evan herself? Dismantling Evan is a fresh and edgy work of literary fiction that snapshots how life as a teen in modern society can be unstable and the social issues and pressures revolving around them can tip the fleeting stability of society over the edge.