Readers are saying that Happy to Be Alive, Because, by Chelsea Jacobs, is the “perfect summer read!”
Pick up a copy for your beach bag and find out for your self!
Avery is a seventeen-year-old girl whose reality has just been shattered by the death of her mother. Feeling a desperate need to flee from what has become her life, she follows a travel plan meant for her mom and her that leads her to the little beach town where her mom grew up. It’s there that she meets a group of three adventurous friends who adopt her into their circle, allowing her to experience a summer she never thought would be possible after suffering such a great loss. Unfortunately, her summer full of experiences threatens to end abruptly when she realizes that one of the three has a secret that causes her to question everything about the new life she has been building.
Avery must learn to balance her grief and her desire for a future in order to achieve her mother’s final wish for her: That she would be happy to be alive.
Chelsea grew up with an immense love for words–both reading them and writing them. She obtained her degree in English and has spent the time since then getting married to her high school sweetheart and chasing adventure so she’ll have something to write about. When she’s not drinking copious amounts of coffee while writing, she spends her time reading, playing with her puppy named Gatsby, and dreaming, always dreaming.”
I loved this story so so so much!!!
From the start I loved Avery and could totally relate and empathize with what she was dealing with. I think the author did a marvelous job of portraying the reality of grieving…Avery’s emotions and thoughts and feelings. I love the message of hope and life and moving forward one step at a time, that the story beautifully displays. I’m thinking of starting my own Happy Journal!
If you are a fan of authors like Robin jones Gunn, Krista McGee and other fun YA authors…don’t miss CHELSEA JACOBS!!!
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****