Thursday, January 21, 2016

Book Review: Dismantling Evan - The Dismantling Evan Series


Life is unstable... …What will be the trigger to dismantle it? When high school senior Evangeline "Evan" Phillips moves half way across the country with her parents to a quaint town in Texas, it should be a chance to start over. It should be. Typical of Evan, she doesn’t share her parents’ optimism. Always the loner, she is prepared to hide behind work at the school newspaper until graduation. That is the seemingly bulletproof plan until she meets her new neighbors, Gavin and Brody Ferguson. The more Evan gets to know her neighbors, their band of friends, and frenemies, the more unsettling her new high school and community gets in Braxton Springs, Texas. As Evan unwittingly digs deeper into the lives of those around her, her own skeletons begin to surface leaving her vulnerable and scrambling to keep her own sanity and reputation. Will Evan be able to get control over her spiraling secrets while discovering friendship and love for the first time? Or will the issues and pressures of life as a band of not-so-average teens in a very typical high school become too much, resulting in the tragic dismantlement of an entire community and Evan herself? Dismantling Evan is a fresh and edgy work of literary fiction that snapshots how life as a teen in modern society can be unstable and the social issues and pressures revolving around them can tip the fleeting stability of society over the edge.

My Review

This is the first book of a four book series. Two of those books are companion novels. The author's name is Venessa Kimball. This particular book is 484 pages long.

Evangeline "Evan" has never been understood. Everyone just making assumptions and never asking her what she thinks. She is diagnosed by multiple doctors that she, most likely, has Bipolar after having a mental breakdown last year at school. Her parents make a very big decision that they will be moving to Texas. Her dad is getting a job promotion and her grandparents hadn't seen her in years. When she arrives everything changes. She meets new people along the way and makes life-long friendships. Gavin and Evan become the better of friends, because Gavin has Bipolar and many other mental problems, so Evan doesn't feel so alone. At a new school with new people, she will have to learn who is at the top of the social cache system at school. Evan will come to find out that she is stronger with a group of friends that will stand by her side and an excellent lover. Who is this lover? Why is Gavin becoming so bold all of a sudden? Read to find out!

This was an excellent book with few minor errors. I would like to warn teen readers that the F-Bomb was dropped multiple times in the book, but other than that it was well written. It was very realistic and you felt like you were actually part of the book. This is definitely a book that you should read on a weekend, because you aren't going to want to put it down! Also, be warned, there s a major cliff-hanger at the end of the book. I can't wait to read the next book!

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