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The Photograph (Eastbrook 1)

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On a quest for truth, one girl will find more than she bargained for...

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Brandt is excited about her six-month anniversary with her boyfriend, Brent, getting her driver’s license, and competing for a district championship in her first season on the varsity basketball team.

But when Rachel stumbles across a photograph of her parents, she can’t shake the
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Createspace (first published May 27th 2014)
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Rhiannon H Morris
Aug 23, 2016 Rhiannon H Morris rated it really liked it
The Photograph tells the story of a sixteen-year-old girl, Rachel, trying to track down her mother after discovering a photograph of her and her late-father together in the attic of her Grandparents’ house.

The book switch between her search for her mother and her high-school life of Basket Ball, friends and romance.
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Rachel is a likable character. Though I did not start routing for her until a couple of chapters in, she is a perfect balance of teenage-frustration and desperation to know
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Teresa Kander
Sep 10, 2014 Teresa Kander rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
**I received a copy of this book from Story Cartel in return for an honest review.**

My biggest problem with this book was all of the long,drawn out descriptions of Rachel's high school basketball games. I'm not a real fan of the game, and I found myself skipping over a lot of those pages by the time I got to the middle of the book.

The story of Rachel's journey to connect with her mother, however, was well worth reading. There were twists and turns all through it that left me stunned and surpris
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Missie
Jul 19, 2014 Missie rated it liked it
Kirsten Otte emailed me to review her book, The Photograph and I thought it would definitely be a great summer read. It was perfect for summer, car rides and time at the lake!

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The story was unique. I was thrown off by the twists and turns. I love when books surprise me.

I loved Rachel as an MC. She was passionate, strong, self-assured, kinda and had good morals. It was a good to see a teen who worked so hard for something she was passionate about and listen to her grandparent’s rules.

I also
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Robin  The Mockingjay Lives!
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

*Note: I recieved a copy of this book from the author on a R2R basis*

This story was pretty fast paced and got to the more important details fast. I don't know if I was a giant fan of that aspect. Though, the characters all seemed well developed and well organized.

I wasn't a giant fan of the main character, Rachel. She was ify. Some times she was too cautious, other times not cautious enough. Some times she cared too much, other times she didn't care enough. It's lik
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L.M.
Nov 28, 2014 L.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Photograph is a very sweet book that evokes my own memories of high school relationships and pursuits. I found the main character to be very enjoyable, along with the supporting cast. The editing for this book was great and I noticed very few errors. I'll be honest and say that this book is not actually within the normal genre that I read (being a contemporary young adult book with a focus on basketball and mystery), but I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to folks who read ...more
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Great book. The main character was easy to connect to and it was an all around fun story with dedication and loyalty and plot twist! A more in depth review to come later when I have the time!
Kathleen
Sep 21, 2016 Kathleen rated it liked it
A well written and interesting concept of finding an old photograph and having it open up an entire new world about yourself.

My only issue with the book was how quickly the relationship worked out. Based on multiple situations in real life where friends or family have met their biological family, no matter how positively the people approach meeting it isn't as clean cut and happily ever after as this story makes it out to be. Naturally, I love a happy ending but I would have read this as more ac
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Paige Turner
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I can’t say I liked The Photograph. I thought it was rather boring honestly and not at all what I expected it to be.

Firstly, the characters were okay.
Brent, Rachel’s boyfriend made me a uncomfortable. At one point in the story I genuinely thought he was going to take advantage of her and I was prepared to stop the book altogether. Brent pulled himself together towards the end, but I still didn’t like him. I wouldn’t have wanted to be alone in the room with hi
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Chandler
Apr 19, 2016 Chandler is currently reading it
Photograph is such a great book. It is such a great book to read because it entertains you. In this book, a sixteen year old girl named Rachel Brandt who finds a old photograph of her parents. Rachel's mom disappeared around the same time her dad dad was killed in the Gulf War. This all happened a few months after she was born. The photograph sends her on an adventure. When she's against her grandparents her life goes down hill and it reveals many lies about her families past which messed up her ...more
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Megan Smith
Jan 18, 2016 Megan Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome!!!!!

I love this book so much! It is r really good and exciting to read! I can't wait to read the next one!
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Kristen Otte is an author who calls Cincinnati, Ohio, her home. Her mission is to bring joy and laughter to people young and old with stories. She writes books for children, teens, and adults. In her free time, she can be found running, reading, coaching basketball, playing board games with her husband, or walking her crazy dogs, Zelda the Pug and Peach the Boston Terrier.
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