Five Star Review: Foreign Exchange by Denise Jaden
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Released: October, 10, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Length: 328 pages
Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her best friend’s hotter-than-hot older brother, Sawyer. Sawyer and Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the family she thought she knew, she discovers some pretty big secrets—not only from her, but from each other. As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best friend may not be on a safe exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when Tristan stops all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy, least of all the one person she was starting to trust—Sawyer.
Review by Lissa:
Wow! What a ride!
The story opens up to Jamie saying bye to her best friend. Tristan is going to Europe as a Foreign Exchange Student. That's what everyone believes. Their main goal is to find Tristan's dad who's going to be at a conference. Jamie is to leave on a class trip to Spain.
Everything seems to be going ok, then things start happening that question Tristan's real intentions. Then there's Sawyer, Tristan's brother whom is off limits. She doesn't want Jamie anywhere near him. But Jamie doesn't quite understand this. She drawn to Sawyer like a moth to a flame.
When they realize that something isn't right with Tristan. They use the class trip to Spain to find her.
This book had me so nervous, I couldn't wait to turn the page. Denise Jaden is an excellent writer. If you have the ability in evoke emotion of any kind. Be it crying or just your heart racing cause you're so nervous. Then that's writing is all about.
I want to thank the author for letting me read this thrilling story and I can't wait to read more from her.