~High school is hard enough just being yourself, let alone trying to be someone you're not~
Hannah Richards isn't your typical 16 year-old at Wichita Falls High. Fashion, trends, cosmetics and style are unimportant to her. An avid reader, guitar player, and classic movie and television buff, Hannah marches to the beat of her own drum. Visible only to her father, the town sheriff, and her two best friends, Lauren and Haylee, Hannah lives a simple, un-pampered life, as an "Eastie."
After coming to the aide of Taylor Monroe, a popular member of the "Stilettos" at school, After a series of misunderstandings with her friends, Hannah is forced to re-invent herself. She quickly gets caught up in a life much different than the one she knows, where status, glamour, makeup, appearance and acceptance become her masters. And what of the dark secret that haunts the streets of Wichita Falls?
Can Hannah survive the lies, deceit, jealousy, and rage that are now waiting for her around every corner? Will she succumb to the pressures of popularity? Or will she be crushed under the heels of the "Stilettos"?
When I was contacted by the author to review "Forever Me" I was excited, I love reading teen books about the pressures of popularity and glamour. "Forever Me" is a book I highly recommend. It was well written with a great message to the teen audience. It isn't often that a book will bring tears to my eyes but Thomas Amo did a fabulous job capturing the character's emotions.
Hannah is the Sheriff's daughter and a very normal, down to earth kind of girl. She is an Eastie, meaning she isn't from the rich side of town. When she becomes friends with Taylor (a Stiletto) and Dylan, both popular and rich, she is introduced to a whole new life style. Will the new clothes, make-up, and newfound popularity change her attitude.
I have to give a thumbs up to Thomas Amo on this one. Too many girls feel pressured to look and act a certain way. They are so busy trying to please the popular crowd they forget how to just be themselves.
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Thomas Amo has been writing since he was a boy. His dream was always to write for the movies, television, theatre. In the late 1990's he began a career as a full time theatrical producer and while running his own theatre company began writing plays for the stage. In 2000 his first novel was published. It would be another decade before he published again. In August of 2012 he finished epic YA novel, "Forever Me."
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