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Jun 13, 2013

*Blog Tour & Giveaway* Our song by Jordana Fraiberg

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Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for Our song by Jordana Fraiberg, hosted by Itching for books.
Today I was a review and my favorite quote to share with you.
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Our song
Author: Jordan Fraiberg
Pages: 338
My rating: 4 roses.
ARC provided by Publisher.
Summary/ Add to Goodreads
Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.
Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.
Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone


My thoughts.

Our song by Geordana Fraigheit was a beautiful read about true love, friendships, second chances, and what it means growing up.
Olive was always the kind of girl that follows rules and does the things she is supposed to do. She had everything she wanted until the day that almost killed her.
After that, Olive starts a new life, one where she had to learn to live again to live for real.

I liked this book since the first page where I started to question everything; Will Olive realize what really happened that night? Will she has her life again? What really happened between her and Derek? (her almost ex boyfriend). When will Olive meets Nick?
Yes, because the summary gives us some clues about this book and it doesn’t tell us everything. I think that the part in the summary that says “The two embark on a whirlwind romance” is a little too much. The relationship between Nick and Ol is something better than that. Because this time what I loved the more about this book is that Nick is the one who teaches Olive what it means to be loved and to be real.

The descriptions in this books were amazing, I loved traveling with Nick and Olive all around LA it felt like I was there with them. I loved all the places where the author took us.
And I loved the development of the story. The way Olive starts changing and seeing the world through new eyes.

But to be honest one of the things (or people) that I enjoyed the most was Annie, (Olive’s best friend). While Olive was so passive and depressive and a little na├»ve, Annie was strong, mature and so “alive”.

So, the reason why I don’t give this book the 5 stars in sadly because of Olive.
The main character was too weak, and selfish. I don’t know if this is because I liked Annie better, and I know that Olive was supposed to be that way, because she starts to change while the book goes on. I know it was important that all of us understand what it means to have second chance, and I liked Olive for that in the end, I liked that she becomes a great characters and that she finally took the chains of her life in her hands, because in a way I can’t explain this is a lesson for us, to learn to live our life.

Then, the romance, it wasn’t a hot romance. It was sweet and meaningful.  In one hand we had Derek, it was obvious since the beginning that he didn’t really love Olive, but her memories of him, some of them were someway good. And in the other hand we had Nick. And Nick is all a girl can dream of. Yes, he had a secret, but is not as bad, and I loved that is wasn’t that bad.

And now, Olive’s family… man! I loved her dad.  This was another thing that I appreciated about this book, that it reminds us of the importance of the family in our lives, that everyone has secrets, but it doesn’t mean that there’s not love.

So, this book was about life, love, this is about a girl who starts living for real, and I think that everyone of us has something to learn about it.

Gracias.



FAVORITE QUOTE.

You're the one in charge. You're the only one who can change your destiny
no matter what you might think.
The sooner you figure that out, the sooner you can start living
for real.
 

THE AUTHOR.
Jordanna Fraiberg was born in Montreal, Quebec, and currently lives in L.A., where she settled after receiving degrees from Harvard and Oxford. A former national squash champion and Hollywood film executive, she now divides her time between dreaming up stories and chasing her toddler. She is the author of Our Song andIn Your Room





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  1. WOnderful review & quote. Thank you for participating!

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