Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Contemporary, Diverse
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Who says opposites don't attract?
It's been several years since Carly Vega's parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico.
Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister. But now all that's changed, and Arden needs a new accomplice. Especially one his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove.
All Carly wants, at first, is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to not do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they've been living according to the wishes of others. Carly and Arden's journey toward their true hearts - and one another-- is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh. Just like real life.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Joyride by Anna Banks
Joyride by Anna Banks is the perfect book for those looking for excitement. It will keep you on the edge of your seat! With an inspirarional message and lots of diversity, this book is easily a favourite of mine.
A Diverse Read
Joyride is such a diverse book! The main character, Carly, is Mexican, which I don’t see very often. Anna Banks does such a fantastic job of describing what it’s like to deal with racism and poverty at the same time. This book discusses so many factors that can cause a person to live their life with difficulty, such as mental health disorders, the deportation of family members, etc.
Joyride is one of the most inspirational books that I’ve read in a while. It has such a powerful message: to keep fighting for what you want. Despite the fact that Carly has to work two jobs to raise enough money to get her parents back to America, she doesn’t complain. I really admire this trait, because it keeps the story interesting. The reader will keep wondering if the money will be raised and if Carly should trust a stranger with such a large amount.
This book is definitely going to shock readers everywhere with the various plot twists and growing drama. If you can’t wait for Joyride by Anna Banks, there is an excerpt up on Wattpad.