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Release Day & Review: Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker

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From the national bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and The Simple Wild comes a poignant story about a girl trying to change her future while evading her past. Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better. With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well … Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would. But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.

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Be the Girl is more than I thought it would be. I never read blurbs. I know, but maybe I love the surprise. Aria has a past, one that she tries to distance herself from. Moving to a new city, she can start a new life with her mom. But still, the past clings to her in such a way, that she can’t deny who she was. There is a lot that goes on in this story. It brought me to tears because for one; there’s so much to learn. Bullying is never ok, and as you navigate this story, it will touch you deeply. Because I think we’ve all had some type of bullying in our lives. Or maybe we insinuated the bullying without even knowing. Aria’s story is one that will stick with me. Which seems to happen with a lot of books written by Tucker. This is a perfect story for any teen. I think it’s one that I’ll keep and give to my daughter. So she knows that there’s always going to be those that are different. But that’s ok, and we should never bully anyone. We don’t know what they deal with on a daily basis. This is a brilliantly written story. That I believe can also be used to raise awareness. Overall, Five Boundless Stars.

Author Bio:

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 18 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, and Be the Girl. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher's Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family


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