Author: Tanya J Peterson
Where I got it: From the author, in exchange for an honest review
High school junior Elizabeth Carter is self-confident and outgoing with a bright future. Life is good for Elizabeth, then she meets Brad Evans. To those on the outside, and even to Elizabeth at first, her life gets even better with Brad. Slowly and insidiously, though, Brad takes control of Elizabeth. Is she really as lucky as she thinks she is? What price is she willing to pay to be this popular, charming, attractive senior boy's girlfriend? Is she envied...or pitied? Most importantly, does she have to lose herself in order to be Brad's significant other?
Losing Elizabeth had the potential to be a really good book, with a lot of conflict and emotion. And for some it may be just that. Unfortunately, dialog is extremely important to my reading experience, and for me the dialog in this story just wasn’t working. I finished about a third of the book before I got too frustrated with it to continue, and I was enjoying the plot and characters to that point, but every time someone would “talk” it threw me out of the story to the point I couldn’t continue. The book has a lot of potential, and may be just the thing for some of you, but it didn’t really work for me.