The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert


4 Stars


Teresa Mummert shines again in this YA novel that really takes you for a ride. Her plot lines never cease to surprise me time and time again. This novel is no different. This is a novel about two teens finding themselves. Lila is a 15 year old girl who hasn't really gotten o live her life. Up until the point she meets Kaden, she is content living in her bubble. Kaden inspires her to break her mold and go on an adventure. Something seemly innocent is anything but in the end. This book was GREAT! I loved the dual POV and how we really go to know both of the characters in such depth. With this you really get to know the secrets. You know the motives. Fast forward from Kaden and Lila's adventure and they end up traveling much further than anticipated. With this travel brought growth for both characters and a lot you didn't see coming. This novel was about growing. It about about finding one's self and how you can be affected by your and others actions. It was a beautiful story that I couldn't put down.


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Mummert comes a cautionary coming of age tale. Lila Jane is spending her summer vacation preparing for high school. She does everything asked of her, but her parents rarely give her credit for her efforts. She decides to sneak out with a friend to attend a local party and shed her little girl image, to become a woman once and for all. What starts out as a fun escape soon escalates into a life on the run with a boy she barely knows.