Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch HummerWednesday, May 23, 2012
Publisher: Fiction Std, E Book
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Source: given to me by author in exchange for an honest review
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Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. It’s 1985 and her mom has passed away, her evil stepmother is pregnant, and her best friend has traded her in for a newer model. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ, Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike (no one should look that much like Jesus unless they can perform a miracle or two), but suddenly he’s everywhere. Until one day, she’s stuck in church with him—of all places. And then something happens; Apron’s broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she’s been adrift.Apron is a girl that has too much going on in her life. Her mother died of cancer when she was young and her father is about to remarry this loser from Brazil, Margie. To make matters worse, her best friend is ditching her to be popular and one of her new friends may not survive the summer. Girl Unmoored is a fantastic story about learning to accept things that one may not be ready for.
Mike and his grumpy boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store and Apron’s world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad’s secret, coming of age becomes almost too much bear. She’s forced to see things the adults around her fail to—like what love really means and who is paying too much for it. --Goodreads
When I first read what this book was about, I wasn’t entirely sure about what type of book this was. It sounded ironic and cute. I mean, look at the cover: I immediately think, cute. After reading it and being very wrong on the first impression, I discovered that Girl Unmoored is so much more than cute, it details this young girl going through some mature situations and dealing with them the only way she knows how.
Rating:“Jesus was in his underwear.”-Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer, p. 9
Rated PG-13 for domestic violence.Cover: 3