Much thanks to Wednesday Books and The Fantastic Flying Book Club Book Tours for sending me a copy for review and for inviting me to be a part of this tour. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may or may not appear in the final published copy.
Title: Jane Anonymous
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Date Published: January 7, 2020
Number of Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Wednesday Books
📚 Series: No, standalone.
📚 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Kidnapping, Abduction, Violence, Trauma, PTSD,
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of
About the Author
My Favorite Quotes
“We’re all broken in some way, its part of that being human thing I was talking about before. The key is to learn how to carry your broken pieces as you move forward day by day.”
“To think I’d spent seventeen years in the spirited bubble that was my life…it took only seven months to pop that bubble. And to break that spirit.”
“While they were enjoying life like nothing ever happened, I was stuck here living mine, because everything had.”
I don’t know why I have been continually drawn to heavy reads that I usually stray away from. If you are looking for an enjoyable read, this one is not it. Bordering on uncomfortable, Jane Anonymous is not a read that is written for someone’s enjoyment. But, this book is one that can make a person see things from a different perspective.
Jane Anonymous talks about kidnapping, with the hope of understanding what a person goes through in these disappointing circumstances. Some parts of this read can be too graphic, but some were glazed over so things will not be too much.
Told in alternating settings of “Then” and “Now”, be ready for a rollercoaster of feelings that can be too much if you are a little weak on the emotion front, like me.
If you are looking to feel intense emotions, you are in for a treat. This book is a terrifying tale of survival, with slivers of hope in spite of all the darkness.
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: —
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Thrill Factor/ Mystery: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.44/5 ☁
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