Saturday, May 17, 2014

Week 20 Review: This Side of Salvation

From Goodreads:
Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else's-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David's still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there's one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David's torn. There's a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined...

My Review:
This was a freaking fantastic book! So enjoyable, and pretty easy to read for a girl, to read in a guy's perspective, and a pretty interesting, and one passage sparked an idea for me, should I find myself craving to write after my burn out!

I loved the writing, how it alternated chapters between the past to the present, and how the last few of the past chapters were of the hours leading up to the first chapter of the present, so that we had the complete story, and yeah, it was just an awesome choice to make!

Loved the relationship, it was nice, sweet, and fun to read, that he had to give up his whole life but prayer for the Rush, his friends and Bailey, and baseball, and school, yeah, that wasn't fun for him to do and he did get bored, but yeah, it was really good, that he was sacrificing so much for the change for his dad to get better.

Then the fact of what the Rush was for them? To just go to Almost Heaven, to pray, and prepare for the actual time where God takes the number of people off of Earth and the apocalypse starts. That was clever of the leader, Sophia, though pretty evil, setting out clothing to make it look like their parents had been Rushed.

I really enjoyed this book, and yeah, it was just really good, great ending, and yeah, just really good!

Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Read: May 16th, 2014
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a SAC 2014 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: April 1st 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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