November 18, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Shadow of a Girl by Shannon Greenland
Published by: Entangled: Teen
Publication date: September 19th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Source: Ebook send by the publisher
Rating: Evil Love
Use cash and keep moving.
After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.
West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.
The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…
I have so many feelings after reading this awesome book, I don’t really know if my review will be as good as this book and mostly will tempt you to buy it. First of all you must know that this book is a story of hope, of love and yes it’s not always happy.
Eve is a roadie, she left home because her father beat her, she’s only sixteen and she’s sad and afraid, sad because she wants to be happy but don’t know how and afraid because her father is a well-known celebrity and he threatened to kill her if she ran away. She met West, the lead singer of rock group, he’s seeing in her something that push him to be friend with and more.
I don’t know where to begin, Eve is a very strong girl, she endures beating from her father since always and she never tells anyone about it. When she finally talks about it at her best friend Bluma, this last one helps her to run away. She’s good at her work, she wants to learn and mostly she wants to be invisible for everyone. She made a new friend, Anne, who doesn’t know a thing about her but Anne is a good girl, she’s nice and she’s helping Eve.
West is a very good boy, he is sweet, kind and nice. I really enjoyed West being tender and caring with Eve. The first time he touches her by accident and she jumps and leaves, he takes note and their relationship evolves slowly, to Eve’s rhythm. He doesn’t force her but at the same time doesn’t leave her the choice.
Anne is good friend, she never questioned Eve, she gives her homework with West, she forces her to party but she is always here to protect her, she loves her so much. She is the happiness in Eve’s life as a roadie.
Bluma is a very good best friend; we don’t see her much because she must keep secret that she help Eve. She’s a pillar in Eve’s life, she’s the one who helps her escape, protects and informs her from afar, and she also gives her the strength and courage to fight, Bluma and West too.
The relationship between Eve and West is a very good thing; it forces Eve to realize that she is loved and that her life can be beautiful and joyful. Her father is really a horrible person and we feel every time Eve remembers her past, what she felt. Her father never leaves her, she has reflexes of fear that are always present and on which she must work.
I love everything in this book, the characters, Eve, West, Anne, Bluma and Ford. Gideon is awful and he has no excuses, I also love to hate Eve reactions in the end with West. I’m explaining myself, I hate her reactions, she’s seeing her face everywhere and she doesn’t tell him who is her father, I thinks that it’s ridiculous because if he recognize her, it can crash their relation. But she’s sixteen and I forgive her because that’s a teenage reactions and I have no right to be angry with my 35 years of experience. I was angry with West in the end too, but same as with Eve, I forgive him because he was not thinking right.
Finally I’m proud of Eve, she finally found the strength to stand up for herself, and I’m also happy with West.
Shannon Greenland did a very good job with Eve’s feeling, after reading this book I was so empty inside, I cried so much for Eve and for West too but in the end the story is just perfect. Hope can be found everywhere and friends can help you, you must talk about it. The subject is absolutely well addressed and it’s important with a subject like this.
Quick Word: A beautiful romance with a girl who will learn to fight and who will be happy.
About the author
Shannon Greenland is the award winning author of several novels including the teen spy series, THE SPECIALISTS, and the YA romance, THE SUMMER MY LIFE BEGAN. Her latest teen novel, SHADOW OF A GIRL, is due out 9.19.16. She also writes thrillers under S. E. Green and lives off the coast of Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her at http://www.shannongreenland.com