Hey friend! My book review today is for Slow Motion by Jennifer Pierce.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Unbound Digital for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
Thank you for taking the time to read today.
Westview belongs on a postcard. Quaint, picture-perfect, a tiny New England town steeped in history and traditions.
Angela has always been everything people in Westview want her to be. She’s supposed to be happy here, but she’s starting to see all the flaws in her seemingly-perfect life. And she’s afraid that everyone else will notice, too. Now, she wants something more than small towns. Something bigger than the life planned out for her by a family that has designed and destroyed reputations in Westview for generations.
Owen knows that history can be a lot of lies depending on who tells the story and he just discovered the truth about how Westview became a drowned town a century ago. But all he wants is to run away from his own past, from the bad decisions he’s made and the tragedies still haunting him. He’s focused on the future and proving people wrong, even though that means keeping secrets from his friends.
Long before they understood the rumours and grudges that rule their hometown, Angela and Owen were friends for one perfect summer. Now, as they navigate their senior year of high school. Westview celebrates its Tricentennial. And they are reunited, discovering truths about themselves, each other, and the ways their community has been shaped by secrets, lies, and a devastating obsession with perfection.
Slow Motion : My Review
This book brought back so many memories of friends I’ve had and fell apart from over the years.
We meet Owen and Angela. They used to be friends, but their upbringings forced them apart.
Owen has crushed on Angela for a long time. Angela has never forgotten that summer they spent together.
As senior year starts, Angela starts to realize that she is craving more real friends and experiences and less of the fake and superficial life she’s been living up until that point.
Owen is there for her when she needs, but he’s not happy to be lying to his friends about their time together.
This book ends in such a sad way that really caught me off guard. I really enjoyed reading though.
Slow Motion has a good pace and is interesting enough to be engaging.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars)