The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. MooreThe Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore

Release Date: February 21, 2013
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear—with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart…
But Ashley’s the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Up until now, Ashley Lockett’s followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. Then her ideal life is  torn apart when her dad dies suddenly.

Now she’s miserable and furious, and she makes a vow not to believe in anything. She’s on a mission to do everything opposite of how she lived before—rejecting safety, the rules, faith…

And then she meets Jordan.

Jordan has big dreams, he’s a great kisser, and he wants to help her through her grief. He also believes in everything Ashley now claims to hate.

Then she meets Colt. He is not safe. And he’s ready to help Ashley fulfill her mission.(Goodreads)

Guest review by Anne:

This book takes an interesting approach to a very tough subject – the death of a parent.  The author does a fantastic job of creating characters that have depth and grow beautifully throughout the story.  The story uses the emotional growth of the characters as the main theme, thus making the actual events storyline sometimes a backdrop to the characters actions.  The author uses the lives of four teenagers to bring about the growth and understanding in her main character.

Each of Ashley’s friends are written into the storyline very well, they each bring closure to a different aspect of grieving.  There is the wild boy that makes it all just go away, Colt.  The heavy friend who continues to remind her of the good characteristic of her father brought to this world and not just the illness that took his life.  The high maintenance best friend that tries to support the only way she knows how, through social status.  Finally, the boy who is exactly the believing, safe, and church going type that she no longer wants from life, Jordan.

This book is very well written.  The story line flows beautifully and connects a lot of emotional and personal growth which is not always easy to accomplish.  At first, I was afraid that this many characters would be hard to follow and there would be too much going on, however the author did an amazing job.  The main character Ashley was always the focus of each chapter, allowing the reader into her thoughts and communicating exactly how she was feeling.  This was a crucial for the author to convey exactly where, why, and what Ashley need to escape from each time the story took a turn.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a friend that has lost a parent.  Being inside Ashley’s head and hearing her thoughts will help your understanding the emotions that go with anyone who is trying to work their way out of the darkness of grief and loss.

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3 Responses to Review: The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore

  1. Ellen
    Twitter: alwaysyaatheart

    Wonderful review. I look forward to reading this.
    Ellen recently posted..Hundred Oaks is your YA Blog Tour Destination: Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda KenneallyMy Profile

  2. Hey! Thanks so much for the great review, Anne! So happy you liked my book. Best~ :o) <3
    Leigh T. Moore recently posted..Deep Thoughts… & A Spring Fever TeaserMy Profile

  3. Lovely review. I really would like to pick this one up. Maybe soon.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
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