Review: Such A Rush

November 8, 2012 Review 0 ★★★

Review: Such A Rush
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Borrowed
Pages: 325
Release Date: July 10th 2012
Genres: Aviation, Coming of Age, Contemporary Women, Family, Family Life, Fiction, General, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Siblings, Transportation, Young Adult
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A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip. But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once.

Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

aliseLeah Jones didn’t grow up in the best of circumstances, she’s always lived in a trailer near an airport. The constant sound of airplanes flying over her head became familiar and somewhat comforting, and even though it would drive others crazy, it drove Leah to action. She doesn’t know her father and her mother glides from man to man and doesn’t pay the bills. Leah is the only source of income in the house and begins hiding away money for flying lessons, knowing her mother would want the money to herself.
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This is another novel that tells you a big part of the story in the synopsis/blurb. This personally is one of my biggest pet peeves. If it is in there, then the author should not feel the need to tell you every little detail about what we already know, what has already been summarized. SUCH A RUSH does this, it is a basically a recap until around page sixty. Not to say it isn’t well done but it was unnecessary and made the plot seemed like it dragged on.
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Another pet peeve, when the blurb doesn’t describe the story. I’ll be honest, I picked this one up for the tagline: “A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.Who wouldn’t want to read a book about that? Now, it is about a girl who is friends with two brothers. Is it a complete love triangle? Not quite. Is she a daredevil? Well, she’s keen on flying in a plane, which is dangerous on its own, but a daredevil? Some of it is a bit exaggerated.
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This was a well-written novel and it has a moral. The ending was emotional too, it ended on a strong note. Grayson was a really cool character, the best part, he had flaws. Both brothers did, they were emotionally wrecked but they still wanted to take care of each other and make their father proud. The story, being about aviation, usually wouldn’t interest me but Echols managed to make it easy to understand and exciting.
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Don’t get me wrong, I really, really liked this book but little things kept it from being great in my mind.
  Quick Bit:

This is something new I decided to do because if you are anything like me you just want a simple “Should I read it or not, and why?” This is what the Quick Bit is. 

As I have never read any books by this author, I can not tell you if this is better or worse than her other novels except by what I have read: If you are a big fan of Jennifer Echols, you’ll probably love this one too. If you disliked her other novels, you probably will not like this.

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Overall: 3

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