So rather than face the troubles that torment her, Julie decides to run away from her old life and start fresh somewhere new. But her parents aren’t on board with the plan, and she soon finds her bank accounts frozen and her wallet empty.
With just seventy-five dollars and a full tank of gas, the troubled teen is far too stubborn to turn around and head home. So what’s a girl to do?
What Julie doesn’t know is that her travels are about to take her somewhere unexpected—a place where she’ll be forced to come face to face with the ghosts of her past in order to secure her future.
A tale of redemption, hope, and freedom lost and found, 32 Seconds is a thought-provoking exploration into the human spirit and the nature of forgiveness.
When I heard about this book, I was a bit uncertain about it. It intrigued me but also somewhat looked like a book I would end up forgetting. However, after reading it, I am so happy to tell you that I absolutely loved it.
32 Seconds is a refreshing take on the teen life. The author has showed the readers a different side to the teen dilemmas and a new understanding to all their tantrums and ill-behavior.
The cover is colourful but not very informative to the reader. I could not figure out what the book was about by looking at it. The blurb is interesting and intrigued me enough to forego my doubts and pick this book up to read.
Johanna has the talent for narrating emotions and creates a vivid mental movie for the readers. I was able to understand Julie's behavior and even empathized with her when at first she had just seemed like a spoilt girl to me.
I loved every second spent on reading this book and was so engaged that I had to finish it in one sitting. The dialogues and the fluidity of the narration takes the story forward swiftly and leaves the reader spellbound. Kudos to the author. This was the first book that I read by her and I am definitely going to read more from her in the future.
4 out of 5 to 32 Seconds and strongly recommended to readers who made mistakes in their youth because they will be able to relate to Julie who made mistakes and messed up her life but then had the guts to stand up, face her mistakes and transform.
I received the book from the tour organizers and the author and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.
~About the Author~
Johanna K. Pitcairn has dreamed of becoming a writer since childhood--authoring her first novel at the age of nine, and countless poems, stories, and screenplays by the age of seventeen. Later, rather than pursuing a career as a director and screenwriter, she decided to go to law school, driven by her father's opinion that "writing does not pay the bills."
Ten years later, she moved to New York City, which inspired her to go back to the excitement, wonder, and constant change of being a writer. Pitcairn is a huge fan of psychological-thriller novels and movies, and delves into her hopes, fears, friends, enemies, and everything in between in her own writing.
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