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Stormi's Review: Outspoken by Lora Richardson

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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: August 16th 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 252 pages

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Penny Beck is a girl who says yes when she means no. She keeps to herself, follows the rules, and does what she's told. After a disastrous experience with her boyfriend, she's determined to change from the spineless person she's always been into the strong woman she wants to become. All she needs is a little practice. On a cross-country trip to check on her grandpa, she strives to become bolder and more outspoken with the strangers she meets. Penny's plan is to practice saying and doing what she wants without worrying about what anyone else thinks. Then she meets Archer, an introspective loner to whom she finds herself drawn. She realizes she does care what he thinks, very much. Will Penny be able to stick to her plan, or will she revert back to her people-pleasing ways?

Four Boundless Stars

This was a typical coming of age story. A young girl graduates and decides to leave home to figure out what she wants to do with her life, She is planning to reinvent herself. Honestly, Penny was a very relatable character. Any young woman can relate to her feelings. I know I did. This book was really sad to me though. She leaves home to not only find herself, but to also care for her grandfather who is slowly losing his mind to Alzheimers. Penny's story is sad in itself and then her grandfathers story is also sad and very true for so many people. I have to say my favorite part of this book was Archer and Penny. I was rooting for them the entire book. They are like to pieces to one heart apart but together they seem to make each other whole. Overall, this book was a good read.

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