Crushed by Elisa Dane Review

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Elisa Dane

Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Nevaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.

It is not often that I read YA books outside of the Fantasy/ Dystopia/ supernatural/ or Sci-Fi genres.  I am very picky about the books that I recommend to the younger generation. But when I read this book, I think that every teenager should read it. Not only does this book have a good story but it really gives you something to think about. I would go into more details but I would hate to give out spoilers.

Anyways  instead of sleeping last night, I ended up reading and finishing this book. At the end, I was teary and on the end of crying. The book really hit home for me. Even though I could not relate with Nev being a cheerleader, and being popular. But I could relate with the issues she had. Since I had them myself while in high school. I would recommend everyone to read this book. It’s on KU right now, so its free to read that way. But if you aren’t a  KU member this book is only 99c.

I really loved this author work and I hope I can read more of it in the future.



My pen name is Zara,
I am in my early 20's, I have a big loving adopted family, and I am a dedicated book lover. I currently reside in the hot, sunny state of Texas. I joined Alisha's blog in Nov 2015. When she found me in a NaNo Chat room for the Houston area. My main genres vary between horror and sick puppy-love romance. Usually depends on my moods. But my favorites are Sci-fi (Aliens) & MC (Motorcycle Club) Romance.
The only other thing you need to know about me is: I eat books for breakfast.
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