Title: Somebody’s Daughter
Author: Rochelle Weinstein
I was sent Somebody’s Daughter by Getred PR in exchange for an honest review- all opinions are mine.
Let me start by saying, I typically stick to the Romance genre, so this book was out of the norm for me and I am so glad that I took a chance on it. Somebody’s daughter was gripping, scary, and eye opening especially given the world we live in today. While I do not have a daughter, I do have two sons and I am positive that the things my parents worried about when I was a kid are not the things I will be worried about with them. I don’t know if me being a parent altered my view on the book, but kids or not every person could stand to read it- bullying and what happened to Zoe could happen to any one of us. We are all human and we all make mistakes. (I just thank the good Lord above there wasn’t Facebook or Youtube around when I was making mine!)
I was a fan of the writing and the story – this story needs to be told. I can’t imagine at 14 having to deal with my consequences. I think it’s important for parents to read it because it gives a scenario or a way to deal with it. Zoe’s actions are so real- they are something that you or I, or friends daughters could do and I think it brought it more to life. While there was a lot of pain to read, confusion at times, and many many heartbreaks, I felt like I needed to keep reading because there has to be a rainbow at the end right?
At times, I did sort of predict what was going to happen, and it was cheesy, but I still feel like this book is worthy of taking a chance on. Overall, I give this book 4 stars because it was a well written story, the characters were so real and so in depth and that it felt like I was reading a journal at times, I enjoyed the book (no matter how many times my heart shattered) and I would recommend it to others. This book releases on 4/17 and I think you should pick it up!