Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson
Title: Paper Girl
Author: Cindy R. Wilson
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: December 4th, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: E-galley from Netgalley provided by YA Bound Book Tours for review, did not influence my opinion
My rating: 4 stars
I haven’t left my house in
over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things
that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper.
Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into
flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.
Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world
became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of
mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things.
Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the
outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark
for everything I love to disappear…
This book was a real page-turner. Both of the characters were really developed in a way that you felt all of their pain and anxiousness. I know that I was rooting for both to figure out that the other was actually their anonymous chess partner online, but until they did, it was very interested to see just how much they’d share. Reading the descriptions of Zoe’s paper galaxy made me want to actually see pictures of it. I did my best to picture them in my head, but I’m sure I had nothing anywhere close to what it actually should have been. Jackson’s life was a hard one. It was very sad to read about him living in his car. But I guess even sadder is that there are actually kids probably doing that all the time. I was glad to see what happened with his dad went the way it did. Once in a while it is nice for there to be happy endings all around if possible. I loved Zoe’s mother, she was such a fun character. Her sister Mae, definitely made me mad at times, but that was because she was so realistic, just like a real sister probably would be. I feel like this book did a great job with showcasing so many different types of issues that teens today might deal with, and it kept me reading and wishing and hoping for the HEA. This is one I will definitely put on my list of books to order for my library with budget money in the future.
About the Author:
Cindy lives at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and loves
using Colorado towns and cities as inspiration for settings in her stories.
She’s the mother of three girls, who provide plenty of fodder for her YA
novels. Cindy writes speculative fiction and YA fiction, filled with a healthy
dose of romance. You’ll often find her hiking or listening to any number of
playlists while she comes up with her next story idea.
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