Today we have the blog tour for J. Lynn Bailey’s STANDING SIDEWAYS. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy now!
Title: STANDING SIDEWAYS
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Standing Sideways:
When Livia Stone suddenly loses her twin brother, Jasper, she must learn to navigate her new life alone. As she faces tragedy and starts down a road toward self-destruction, Daniel enters Livia’s life—at a moment when she needs it most. Standing Sideways is a poignant, relevant, and touching story of survival, courage, and compassion that will have readers crying, laughing, and most of all, debating the issues affecting the lives of parents and teens alike on a journey of hope and forgiveness.
I enjoyed this book, it was really good. And i really
enjoy finding new to me authors- its one of my favorite things. I really wanted
to read this book because of the cover- it is so damn beautiful. I didn’t even
really read the blurb, but I was definitely intrigued. This is a story about
grief and courage- but its also about forgiveness.
This book tells the story of Livia and how she recently lost
her brother. Not just her brother- her twin at that. I cant even imagine how
she feels on a personal level because I have never experienced loss that
severe- but because of the way its described, I feel like I know more of her
feeling. See, her coping mechanism for dealing with this grief is basically to
lash out and go down in flames. She feels haunted and has no idea what to do in
her life, without Jasper.
When Livia feels like she cant get any lower than she
already feels, Daniel comes into her life. But really Daniel has his own demons
in the closet- so she isn’t sure he can be the one to save her either. This story
is truly just a well written coming of age drama, with love and loss spread
throughout. The plot flows smoothly, the characters are well written and
developed- all in all I rate this story 4 stars. It was very good, and I would
recommend it to all of my friends who enjoy a good YA!
About the Author:
Lynn Bailey has loved to write since she learned to read, around the second grade. When she isn't running after her children, watching COPS, or on the hunt for her next Laffy Taffy joke, you can probably find her holed up in her writing room feverishly working on her next book. She lives in Northern California with her family.