Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blog Tour: Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien

Carry Me Home
Jessica Therrien
Published September 26th 2017 by Acorn Publishing
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary


Lucy and Ruth are country girls from a broken home. When they move to the city with their mother, leaving behind their family ranch and dead-beat father, Lucy unravels.

They run to their grandparents’ place, a trailer park mobile home in the barrio of San Jose. Lucy’s barrio friends have changed since her last visit. They’ve joined a gang called VC. They teach her to fight, to shank, to beat a person unconscious and play with guns. When things get too heavy, and lives are at stake, the three girls head for LA seeking a better life.

But trouble always follows Lucy. She befriends the wrong people, members of another gang, and every bad choice she makes drags the family into her dangerous world.

Told from three points of view, the story follows Lucy down the rabbit hole, along with her mother and sister as they sacrifice dreams and happiness, friendships and futures. Love is waiting for all of them in LA, but pursuing a life without Lucy could mean losing her forever.

Ultimately it’s their bond with each other that holds them together, in a true test of love, loss and survival.

Blog Tour:  October 23-28

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My Thoughts

Lucy and Ruth live in a very small town.  One night when their dad was drunk and pushed their mom, she had enough and packed up her and the kids and moved to the city.  There Lucy gets mixed up in gangs.  Lucy knows she needs out, so then she convinces her mom to move again.  They then move again and this time Lucy gets mixed up with drugs.

I absolutely loved this book!  The writing was amazing and the story was phenomenal.  How could you not love Lucy, Ruth and their mom.  I was rooting for Lucy the whole time, to get her shit together.  Lucy went through some hard hard times and she went to the low of all lows with drugs, but she seemed to pull it together.  I think having her almost die and then having her sister there helped her through it.  Even though Lucy and Ruth weren't super close sisters, they still deep down loved each other.  

I really felt bad for their mom, Lucy was soo mean to her.  Then that ending, how heartbreaking!!  When I realized after I read this book that it was inspired by a true story, I loved this story even more.  I'm so glad Jessica wrote this book to let teens know what drugs and gangs can do to you and your family!

I highly recommend this book!!  

I received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author:

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. Her trilogy has been translated and sold through major publishers around the world, such as Editions AdA (Canada), EditionsMilan (France), and SharpPoint Press (China).

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica is the author of a kid’s picture book called, The Loneliest Whale. Her award-winning stories can also be found in a published anthology of flash fiction.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two young sons. She is working on an a YA suspense thriller series and a middle grade fantasy series.

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  1. Great review, Kendra! This sounds emotional and character driven which is awesome. Glad you liked it! :)


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