Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review: This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver

Members of the Vise Library were selected to review This Book Will Change Your Life.  We received a copy of Amanda Weavers's book for an honest review.

About the book:

Take a chance and change your life...
College is where Hannah Gregory plans to follow in her dad's footsteps as a chemistry prodigy-except she bombs her first test. And now her future isn't so certain. Worse, she's not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place-a used bookstore and the sexy Ben Fisher, the passionate college senior who works there.
Ben is trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn't want but can't escape. But then he meets the beautiful and quirky Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.
So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. But freedom comes with a cost, and it isn't long before their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart...

Hannah and Ben are both on a path that they don't want to be on. Hannah feels obligated to be a scientist and Ben is being strong-armed to be a lawyer. Ben and Hannah meet at the bookstore that Ben works at. They strike a friendship over reading and realize there is more there. However, Ben doesn't want to admit it since he feels like there is someone else that he is meant to be with. This person he is interested in also wants to be a lawyer.  His life is a little complicated and he thinks that the person that isn't Hannah should be the person he ends up with.  Hannah has to let go of a dream that she has had since she was a little girl.  This dream has a lot of sentimental value to her and her father.  Ben and Hannah both have to find the courage to do what they want and it's harder for one of them. Hannah feels betrayed by Ben when he doesn't tell her something that is really important.  Ben has to come terms with what is important and what is expected of him.  You will love the connection of Hannah and Ben and how they are able to cope together.  This was a great read and I enjoyed the love of books!  A book really did change both Hannah's and Ben's lives.  I can't wait to read more from Amanda Weaver!
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About the author:

Ellen Sherman received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, and has worked as a journalist, editor, teacher, and training coordinator for literacy volunteers.

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