Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tough Girl Review
Author: Libby Heily
Genre: New adult
The Blurb: Danger lurks everywhere in eleven year old Reggie's world—from the bully next door to the unwanted attentions of a creep at school. Raised by her mentally ill mother, Reggie is left to fend for herself in a rough neighborhood. She escapes in daydreams, battling aliens with her alter ego, Tough Girl.
When Reggie's mother disappears, her fantasy life spirals out of control and starts to invade reality. She is hunted by a creature of her own design, and even Tough Girl is not strong enough to stop him.
Will Reggie survive long enough for her mother to return, or will her dream world take over?
This book contains adult language and adult themes.
My Review: Tough Girl was not quite the book I was expecting at all. It is a very fast paced read and never skips a beat. I found this book to be very emotional and at times even disturbing. Libby Heily writes a very gritty, harsh, dark yet at time enduring story here.
when you begin this story you may think that Reggie is a typical 11 yr old girl with all the regular things that entails however, there is much more to her then you even know. Reggie creates an escape into her own imaginary world to help her through the tough times. You are taken on such a twisted ride through a world that leaves you wondering what's real and what is imaginary.
I will say that this book may not be for every one as it was a very tough read for me. I don't recommend this for anyone who is faint of heart or not emotionally mature as it contains some very dark and at time emotionally disturbing scenes.