Author : Josh Grayson
Publisher : self-published
Published date : 20 November 2013
When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.
Sia is a young adult book which tells a story about Sia. Sia is a girl who one day wakes up and doesn’t remember anything about her life. When she finally meets her family and finds her way back, she learns that her life isn’t as perfect as what it seems. She tries to fix that and be a better person, but her old clique doesn’t want to lose her for a second time.
Thankfully, there’s no cheesy teenage romance in this book. This book is like a family movie with a lot of positive messages being sent to the reader. There’s a high school jungle too in this book where there’s always the popular and the geek.
I must say, Sia lives in glamorous environment. She lives in a big mansion, her neighbors are models or movie industry worker, her father is a filmmaker, and her mother is a former model. I love reading a book which has glamorous setting.
This book has interesting characters. I love Kyle. He’s such an appealing male character. He’s a geek, a bit shy, but he could be a good leader for the charity. There are also Sia’s old cliques, or we could say, the ‘mean girls’. Those girls have typical characteristics that every popular and mean girl has in every Hollywood teen movie. But another character who I love is the model that helps Sia collecting money for the charity. It’s good to know that there’s a beautiful girl who’s not mean in this kind of book.
Even though I said that there’s no cheesy romance in this book, Sia still has a bit of romance in it. The connection between Sia and Kyle develops realistically. It makes me root for them and love Kyle more.
Sia gives positive vibrant and that’s exactly what I need in between college homework and mid exam preparation. This book is a fun and nice read. This book emphasizes on Sia’s conflict with herself which makes it a good young adult read. I recommend this book if you want to do a light young adult reading.