My Review:This was a story of self discovery and realization. Sophie lives a charmed life. Or so she described. From the outside looking in its sad. Everything is superficial. She isn't truly loved and doesn't really know what love is herself. She bounds for one thing to another ruling with false friendships. She was one of those characters that you want to dislike, but right form the start you pity them. She had nothing real in her life but her self image that she creates by never being denied.
This is the life she lives. She puts on a mask and fights to get the only type of attention she can. The bad kind. Boys, Drugs, Parties, "Friends". She dominates in the categories and gets in the trouble to match it.
I wanted for nothing. Except attention.
My lingerie probably costs more than your entire wardrobe,” I spit out at the short, stocky one who eyed me with disdain.Her attitude itself just irks you at the begninning. It is the ultimate barrier for caring at all. you get peeks of the girl she wishes she was, but she doesn't realize it yet. She puts on that face and isn't ever denied. Until she is. Being sent away from this life was exactly what she needed, even if she didn't think so. Arriving in Africa is a shock to her but in a goodway. The moment Sophie meets Ian her life is changed. She knows it and so do you. Her world is Rocked even further the second she meets the children's eyes. It is the end all for becoming another person. She learns what it really is to have nothing and everything. Ian is brutally honest to her, but he is also the most caring any boy has ever truly been. Being there at the orphanage Sophie sees what LOVE really is. She is cared for for the first time in her life and it opens her eyes to a lot of things. She sees the things in her life that she never noticed and evolves into a better person. The person she wants to be, was meant to be. This book is just exhilerating. It puts you through the loops and is a page turner. With the Love story. The self discovery, and the underlying Orphanage's storyline you are never lacking. We are not let down with the writing in the least bit. The conversations are easy to follow and the characters are amazingly devleoped. I haven't read a book like this ever. Its a life changer and it really opens your eyes. Just like Sophie you will begin to look at things a whole new way. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. It should be in a whole new category. For real. I just can't put into words how wonderful this book is. You need to read it. Scratch that. You WILL read it. It just must happen. And don't miss out on the other books by this amazing author. They are all life changers and eye openers <3