Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Author Info: website
Release Date:
May 8th 2012 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages:  235 
Source: Purchased
Rating: ★★★★½
Honor receives her brother’s last letter from Iraq three days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn’s celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her.

Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn’s last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn . . . and ruggedly good-looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn’t. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn--but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

This book had me tear up a few times. Looking at the cover I did not expect it to be an emotional read, yup I know the synopsis did mention about the "grief" part.  However I thought it would start off with the road trip and how the trip would make Honor sort out her feelings and etc. I meant looking at it, the cute little outfit and the car oh well what did I want, a teary face to show that this book may somehow destroy your happy mood so be cautious.
I totally understand how Honor felt because I know how hard it is to be the one left behind and has to be strong to live on. Yes the part to live on is the hardest part of all when how can you laugh and have fun when your loved one is there cold under the ground. Rusty is a really nice guy, being there for Honor. He is the kind of guy that is for "keeper."  I wish there would be more between Honor and Rusty but I guess it would be weird if this book is all about chessy romance when her brother just passed away.

 The book is all about finding the answer so I have no complain even though the romance compartment is little lacking. There are some fun parts here and there to light thing up a bit. So if you are the type who avoids reading sad book, don't run away from this book because the sad part is manageable and you do not want to miss such a beautiful story. 

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