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My Life as Kelsey

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Loved it! 😍

A realistic look at how perception can affect relationships and how we can find love in places we'd never thought to look!

My Life as Kelsey is very much a teen book. At the heart of it, Kelsey is trying to live her life. There aren't any fantastical creatures, no harrowing adventures, just a girl doing her best.


Right from the start, you could tell Kelsey was a good person. She had her hangups (particularly her mother's restrictions on her life), but she was kind, caring, and generally a nice person to spend time with. Throughout the book, she reacted in ways that were so realistic, it was hard to find anything that truly bothered me about her. She was a genuine character who had genuine reactions and I appreciated that immensely.


I really like the secondary characters too. Adam was super kind and loving, and Kelsey was honestly so lucky to have him. Stone was a super considerate and loving person, aware of his flaws and brokeness in a way that won me over. The characters and the writing honestly made this book so easy to read and settle into - I loved it!


The only reason I took away a star from my rating was the tragic event mentioned in the synopsis. It was indeed tragic, but Kelsey's reaction and the reaction of those around her didn't feel fully explored. If you're looking for a book on "tragedy," this one didn't really touch me. As great as everything else was, this was the one thing that felt more like a plot device than a life-changing moment.


Would I recommend this book? Definitely. If you're looking for characters who are real with themselves, honest about their feelings, and open to love while caring for others, this is the book to read.

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I reside in the land of sunshine and barely a winter (Tampa, FL) with my hubby. I'm super excited to share the My Life Series, tales about teens dealing with real-life situations, from death to love to family issues to discovering who they are. Each book is a stand-alone. view profile

Published on April 22, 2019

50000 words

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Genre: Social & Family Issues

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