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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Worst Case by Beck Anderson - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Vivi has to finish her senior year at a new school. It's already April when her mother decides they need to move again. Vivi has to start over once more and doesn't have high expectations of her final weeks in high school. Vivi's mother's anxiety is the cause of the frequent moving around the country and they're taking it with them wherever they go. Their new hometown is Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. Will Vivi be able to finish her last weeks at school in peace?

When Vivi meets Win she knows she's found a kindred spirit. Win understands her weirdness and spending time with him brings her freedom, something she badly needs to balance the stressful times with her mother. Vivi hopes she and Win will get the chance to get to know each other better. How can she make sure her mother will stay long enough for them to have a proper chance? It's close to her eighteenth birthday, is it time for Vivi to start having her own life and can she do that to her mother who obviously needs her?

Worst Case is an amazing story about friendship, true love and family. I immediately loved the connection between Win and Vivi. Win is an incredibly sweet guy and I liked his gentle nature and his open and disarming personality a lot. Vivi never had the chance to make friends, so he's a breath of fresh air in her life. Vivi is a gentle and caring girl. She doesn't know how wonderful she is, but by spending time with Win she slowly finds out. I really enjoyed reading about the deep bond they form, it felt genuine and precious and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to discover if they'd have a chance together.

Beck Anderson writes about mental illness in a beautiful honest way. I was impressed by her accessible and conscientious approach of the anxiety Vivi and her mother are dealing with. She writes about this subject in a terrific believable way and the relationship between mother and daughter is a complicated and loving one. I admire how Beck Anderson combines serious topics with a gorgeous love story that made my heart melt. Worst Case is a very special book. It's moving, dynamic, original and impressive. I highly recommend this mesmerizing story.

Advice

If you love impressive emotional YA Worst Case is an absolute must-read

About Beck Anderson


Beck Anderson loves to write about love and its power to heal and grow people past their many imperfections. She is a firm believer in the phrase “mistakes are for learning” and uses it frequently to guide her in writing life and real life.

For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down.

Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.

Links

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Goodreads

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of Worst Case, a pair of socks and a mug & tea from Beck Anderson.

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The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.

32 comments:

  1. This sounds like an original tale about friendship! Congratulations!

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  2. Worst Case sounds like an amazing story about friendship, true love and family.

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  3. Sounds like an intriguing story about friendship and family.

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  4. This somehow reminds me of "When we collided" and i like that one, i suppose i will love this one too

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  5. love your 'varied' past
    jan

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  6. great giveaway -thanks for the chance

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  7. Worst Case sounds like a great novel and I'm sure that I wouldn't be able to turn the pages quickly enough whilst reading it. :-)

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  8. I'm sure my niece will adore this story about deep friendship.

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  9. It sounds like a lovely story, thank you for sharing it.

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  10. This sounds so sweet and honest. My daughter and I both struggle with anxiety so I really know what that's like and how much we need hope and joy and understanding. xx

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  11. Thanks for the chance at winning your book giveaway . Have a good day .

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  12. Sounds like a great book!! cant wait

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  13. This sounds like a lovely book about friendship and family, looking forward to reading it.

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  14. Love the review. Looking forward to discovering Beck books.

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  15. Looks like a promising book and what an awesome giveaway! Super excited to know the winners! :)

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  16. Well done Beck, for covering anxiety in a YA book. It's sorely needed with the world our teenagers exist in.

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  17. I adore YA and can not wait to read it. Sounds great!

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  18. I love that this is about Anxiety! Not enough books talk about this mental illness, thank you!

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  19. This sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveway!

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  20. It's very generous of you to do this giveaway, thanks so much! :-)

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  21. I feel bad for Vivi. It would be hard to constantly move around.

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  22. This looks a great book. I would love to read it

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  23. Sounds like an all round amazing prize. What more can as girlie ask for cx

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  24. Love all the positivity in your writing and trying new authors. Adding to my to read list.

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  25. ive run out of new books. need a new one. thats sort of nice

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