I've been wanting to bring Book Review's back in force on the blog but I don't know how many you'd want to see a month. At the moment it's between 1-2 reviews a month so let me know in the comments if that's enough for you or if you want more! However, without further ado, here's the review!
Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave - all the things she's wanted to do but never had the courage to try. As she begins doing the things she's always been afraid to do - including pursuing her secret crush, she discovers that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But once in a while, the right person shows up just when you need them most - and you learn that you're stronger and braver than you ever imagined.
The first thing I always look at in books is the cover, and this cover is beautiful. I love the title font and colours. The blurb for this book was very interesting, it pulled me in straight away filling my head with questions. Like, what will happen to Georgia. Naturally, I needed to read the book to find out.
Georgia is the main character in this novel, she's living through a to-do list which is a promise she made to her mother on her deathbed. This list includes things like "get high", "join a tribal dance class" and "go skinny-dipping". One thing I liked about this novel is that Georgia makes a new friend, one who is the opposite to her, who likes to live on the edge. But she's about to get more than she bargained for.
Note that this book uses a lot of cussing, there's lots of smoking, getting high and making out, which makes the story have a sense of realism. It doesn't shy away from what teenagers do in the modern day. It focuses on a journey of a young girl who has to live without her mother. It includes a lot of funny scenes, it'll definitely make you laugh. You will feel all the emotions when Georgia talks to her mother.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it has some very relatable scenes in.