Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

First off, thank you to and EgmontUSA publishing for the chance to read an advanced e-copy of this book!

This book was told from two alternating points-of-view: Sophie, a 14 year old girl who is homeschooled and forced to live a somewhat reclusive life with her mother, moving frequently to escape the "No Good", and Emmy, a "simple-minded" 19-year-old mom to her much-adored Baby.

In the brief time that Emmy leaves Baby outside to get something out of the house, Baby is taken. Emmy is consumed with grief and fruitless searching efforts, resulting in a mental breakdown. Her husband, who appears to be abusive, has her committed to psychiatric care. But all Emmy wants is to get out and find Baby.

Sophie is tired of being kept behind closed doors. While her mother is at work, she develops a secret friendship with her next door neighbors, a young boy named Joey and his aunts Miss Cloris and Miss Helen. Sophie wonders about her mother's past, which she won't talk much about. Miss Cloris encourages her to search for answers. What she finds out will change her life forever...

I am going to make a confession first -- this is the very first e-book that I have EVER read! Cool, huh? I will always WAY prefer "real" books, but netgalley is such a cool website! Anyway, I really did enjoy this book. The author uses very poetic language that is just beautiful. I liked the alternating view points too - it made things more interesting. And I was intrigued from beginning to end. A beautiful, emotional and quick read!


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