Book Review: Never be Alone by Paige Dearth @PaigeDearth @netgalley #neverbealone #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Fiction with Meaning LLC

PUBLICATION DATE: March 21st, 2018

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Thank you to the publisher for the free e-ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:


**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter.
 

A child with no parents. An evil foster mother. A runaway with nowhere to go.

With no family, Joon is sent to live in a foster home. After years of cruel treatment, she decides to run away and live on the streets.

Now homeless and vulnerable, twelve-year-old Joon finds herself alone again. Even after a group of homeless teens takes her in she can’t be sure who to trust and quickly learns that safety on the streets comes at a price.

Can Joon survive her new living conditions? Will she escape from the people who want to harm her?

This is an emotional story of one girl’s fight to find love and belonging under the most unusual and dangerous circumstances. 

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MY REVIEW:

Beware that there is a lot of sensitive topics and content in this book that may be a trigger for some people and may not be suitable for everyone.

Wow this book was amazing! I cannot say enough about how gripping, emotional and raw this book was. I loved it!

This book was a true page turner for me and I found myself so deeply immersed in the storyline and events of the novel that I was unable to put this book down. I would have read it in just one sitting if I didn’t have other things going on, it was that good of a book.

The main character Joon was an incredible character. It was great watching her character growth throughout the novel, and watch her blossom like a flower in such adversity. She was exposed to so much as a young child and it was interesting to read about her growth as a person and character in the book. After losing her parents at a young age she was brought to live with a foster mom named Aron and two foster brothers. Of course being so young at the time she was nervous and apprehensive of being brought to live with strangers in a strange home. Her social worker tried to ease her fears and told her this was a great family for her to be raised with.

Joon soon learned that her foster mom Aron isn’t who she presents herself to be, and although she seems sweet and nice when others are around, Aron knows different. What goes on behind closed doors is so nasty and ugly, I felt bad for poor Joon.

Eventually Joon escapes years later from the home and lives on the streets, vowing to never return to Aron and her abusive home. Joon is then faced with homelessness and learning how to survive on the streets. She swears anything is better than living with Aron.

Joon is a strong character, full of love, kindness, and determination. She is a sweet young girl who I felt so bad for reading this novel. I felt as if I was a part of the novel as well, and right there along with Joon as she was living her life on the streets. I had so many emotions reading this novel, and found myself on the edge of my seat as I read chapter after chapter.

Without saying too much about this book you have to read this one for sure! Be sure to add it to your TBR you will not be disappointed.

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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