Trail of Crumbs: NetGalley Review


(Warning: includes talks of rape)
Title: Trail of Crumbs
Author: Lisa J. Lawrence
Genre: YA Contemporary
Rating: 3 stars
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019

eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley.

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Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J. Lawrence is a story about a High School senior named Greta who is trying to keep herself afloat while dealing with an awful stepmother and the terrible realization of what happened to her one night at a party. Luckily, she has a twin brother, Ash, and unexpected friends to help her along the way.

Greta is such a tragic character from the beginning. It is constantly one thing after another that goes wrong and at some points she just can’t deal with it any longer. This book takes us along for a ride of heartbreak and rebuilding of oneself. She is a character of real emotion as well as her brother as they both cope with the issues they face in different ways. The book also teaches us that it is okay to ask for help and even tell others of an incident because that in itself can also help the healing process.

The writing style for this book was a little confusing because at times it would switch from the present to something that happened in the past and I would have to reread a couple sentences to understand what happened.

Overall, it was a good short read and I would give it 3/5 stars. If you like contemporaries with hard issues I would recommend this book which comes out March 26th, 2019.



2 thoughts on “Trail of Crumbs: NetGalley Review

  1. The cover art of this book definitely grabs my interest, it’s really cool. There are a lot of YA books about rape out there (and I understand why, it’s absolutely an important issue in our society that needs to be talked about) but when another young adult novel comes out where the heroine is sexually assaulted I have to wonder whether it differentiates itself from other ‘trauma’ contemporary fiction. I’ll keep my eye out for this book and prepare myself to be confused sometimes! 🙂

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