In her new fantasy romance book for teens, popular young adult writer Abra Ebner tells the story of Samantha, her alcoholic father, her relationships at school and the ghost of a mother who communicates in a way that is both intriguing and complex. Samantha's salvation is found in an unexpected romance with another misfit until she finds out the undeniable truth of her lov...more
While this has fantasy elements, the real story is Sam's journey to happiness, acceptance and ultimately, peace. She has a fire within her, and it burns, good or bad, with her emotions, and even though she is shunned by even her own father, she finds acceptance with two others, a teacher and a mysterious boy, that the town as a whole has labeled as odd and one not to closely associate with.
The ending manag...more
Ladybird, Ladybird is nothing like what I expected. But that doesn't mean it still wasn't a beautifully written story that I loved. What first drew me to Ladybird, Ladybird was the title because, well, in case you couldn't tell (sarcasm lol), I am obsessed with ladybugs, then I watched the trailer and knew I needed to read this book as soon as possible! I really had no clue where the story was going to take me, especially since I was expecting something completely different.
This was a short, interesting read. The main character Samantha’s mother dies during childbirth. She’s basically an outcast in the town where she lives and her father is abusive and blames her for her mothers death. Samantha keeps to herself and spends her time communicating with her mothers ghost. Then, one day she meets Leith. They become friends and Sam finally has someone to talk to. However, Leith has problems of his own and things in Samantha’s life begin to shift a...more
One of the things I love most about author Abra Ebner is that she isn't afraid of thinking outside the box. I love that she creates fresh, original stories, and just when you think you know where it's heading she has an unthinkable twist waiting. This is just one reason that she is on my favorite authors list. LADYBIRD drew me in and refused to let go until I had read every page. Th...more
Breathtakingly beautiful, pure and simple.
Samantha lives with her father who resents her. As her mother was giving birth, she died in the process, leaving Samantha's father cold-hearted towards her. Abusive and hateful towards Samantha, she is so strong-willed, she doesn't let it get her down. Maybe it's because she knows her mother loves her so much that she ha...more
I especially loved the ending chapter, it was short and sweet and actually made me smile. It just made sense as the perfect ending.
As this is a short story I don't want to say to much because it will completely ruin the book.
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