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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Mummert comes a cautionary coming of age tale.
Lila Jane is spending her summer vacation preparing for high school. She does everything asked of her, but her parents rarely give her credit for her efforts. She decides to sneak out with a friend to attend a local party and shed her little girl image, to become a wo
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jennifer Kyle
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 STARS

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Teresa Mummert delivers a well written short story about two young teens who ditch their lives and find a lot out about themselves in the process.

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Lila James is a fifteen year old sheltered young girl who is about to start high school in a few weeks. She suffers from social anxiety and up until her neighbor’s nephew, Kaden moves in next door, she has been okay with her closed off existence. There’s something about Kaden that makes her want to break out of her parent’s grasp
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 - 3 Stars!!

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Lila Jane is a fifteen years old girl who wants to live her own life. She wants to walk on her own path and do her own mistakes, but her parents are overprotective, not allowing her like they should to live her own life. Lila suffers from social anxiety. She’s very introverted, preferring reading than socializing with other kids. She’s shy, awkward and she has only one friend. Things start to change for Lila when across the street moves Kaden, a seventeen years old boy. Kaden only
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
What a wonderful story of a young girl venturing into adulthood. I thouroughly enjoyed this fantastic tale. I didn't expect it to be so raw and emotional.
Lila Jane is a young girl that is trying to find her purpose in the world. She is a teenager and very introverted, always with her nose buried in a book.
She is lonely, shy and never goes anywhere unless it is school. The dysfunctional members of her family, and especially her mother, hav
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Debra Anastasia
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Death of Lila Jane is so amazing. I love the relationship between Lila and Kaden. He is swoony and sexy. As always, Mummert weaves a beautiful story that can't be put down. I highly recommend it.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Super excited for this book :)) so far whatever I read from this author was really good *finger crossed*



*An advance reading copy was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.*

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Melyssa Winchester
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Title: The Death of Lila Jane
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars

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I’m going on record now and saying that despite having read the synopsis for this book and being sucked in based on it, the title scared me a little. I had concerns about just how much it was going to play into how this story played out. Thankfully, the title did not have the literal meaning that I thought when I started. In fact, its meaning over
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Cassie
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC REVIEW FROM ABIBLIOPHOBIA ANONYMOUS BOOK REVIEWS BLOG*

Rating 4.5 stars

The Death of Lila Jane is one of those books about spreading your wings and wanting to fly. As teenagers we are so sick of our parents and their hovering, constant questions and always wanting us to be safe. If we knew now what we didn't know then, we would of never left home and entered this big crazy world, and that's what Lila is facing. She's 15 and sick of the life she has. She's a book worm with one girl friend. Whe
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Avid Reader
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

“I wanted to rip her from her gilded cage and force the world onto her just to watch her crumble. Misery loves company, and I was nothing if not lonely."


Let me just say that I was completely in love with the concept of this story. Mummert is unbelievably clever. The idea that the girl she had once been died so that she could be reborn the woman she wanted to be was so cool. This is going down as one of my favorite coming of age stories ever.

I loved Lila’s wide-eyed ways. She was naiv
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Shannon Avangeline
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review***

I was working on book two tonight...honestly, Mom, I was. Then I checked my kindle. Everything came to a screeching halt! I received an ARC from Teresa Mummert of The Death of Lila Jane. I devoured it in one sitting! There are no word sufficient to describe this story. I love a coming of age story, probably better than most people, however, I have never read one that made a permanent place on my heart like this one has! The characters a
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Up All Night Book Addict
Every thing Teresa Mummert writes has a tendency to be magical. Sometimes it's dark. Sometimes it's heartbreaking. Sometimes it's in a class of its own. Who am I kidding? Her stories are usually a combination of the above and more. This story really isn't any different.

Just like Teresa's other books, I was roped in from the start. With all of the sadness and pain Lila and Kaden carry within themselves, these two characters are guaranteed to tell a story like no other.

Although I was immersed in t
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Sanne Heremans
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, epic-love, arc
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

The death of Lila Jane this book is called but I’d rather call it the learning curve of a young girl on her way to find not only herself but epic love along the way.

Lila Jane has been sheltered all her life so when a good looking guy moves in across the street something ignites a spark in her.

Kaden is the epitome of a bad boy with a golden heart.

Once fate decides to get these two together something unique happens
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ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Oct 19, 2015 rated it did not like it

People have gotten the idea that the only way to make one character look good is to pair him/her with a less-awesome person. It doesn’t work like that. In fact, it makes the storyline and romance twice as good if the main character and the love interest both have strengths and interesting sides to them.
“Boring old predictable Lila Jane.”
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Diane
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love all the words written by Teresa Mummert.
Great story, such emotion and realism.
Three Chicks
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

The Death of Lila Jane is a story about a young girl trying to escape the hold that her parents have on her and come out of her shell. Lila Jane is a 15 year old girl who has lived a sheltered life due to her very overprotective parents. She is a bit introverted and has some socialization/anxiety issues. She has one friend and would rather stay in and read a book then go out. When she sees the new boy across the street she finds herself spying on him through her window
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Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

4 “just a teenager” stars

I’m going to start with this is not my normal read, and I still enjoyed it very much! I am usually more of an adult romance reader, but occasionally a young adult read will catch my eye. The Death of Lila Jane did that!! I honestly wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into with a title like that, either. But, it is good!

“Boring old predictable Lila Jane.”

The Death of Lila Jane is heartwarming, kinda heart breakin
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MELODY
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: authors
Are you in the market for a young adult fiction? Well, even if your aren't this one should go to the top of your reading list. Ms. Mummert brings us the equisit tale of Lila Jane and Kaden. Lila Jane is a teenager on the brink of womanhood - spending her last summer before high school reading and wanting to spread her wings. She is awkward, has one real friend, is being smothered by her parents, and has the hots for the newest arrival on the block. Kaden the object of her affections, has been se ...more
Brandy Lynn
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while, I find a book that pulls me in leaving no room for distractions. The Death of Lila Jane is THAT book! I found myself immersed in between the pages barely coming up for air. It was a riveting experience. This book took me on a journey with two very different characters each struggling with their own issues as they set out on a path of self-discovery; Kaden the self-proclaimed bad boy and Lila Jane the sheltered good girl. I loved every single second of it. Meeting each othe ...more
Sanaa
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED:

4 stars!


WOW.

I've never read anything by Teresa Mummert before and I've always wanted to so this was one heck of a way to start. This was a quite unique story and that was one of the reasons why I read this all in one sitting finishing at 5am.

This story is one of those that the less you know, the better. Trust me with that. It was one exciting experience that had me wanting more with each turning page. There are 2 teens struggling with some issues and are trying to find
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Krissy's Book Nook
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**Full review at KrissysBookNook.com**

This book is the only book I can remember ever reading that was able to both break my heart and make me feel hope at the same time.


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I finished reading The Death of Lila Jane in about 4 hours. Putting this book down was not an option. I'm not sure what else happened in my house or in the world for that matter during those four hours because I was completely lost between this books pages.


The Death of Lila Jane is a story about young love, overcoming

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Becky
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review was first published on .{ ink.eaters }.!

Oh. My. Heart.
As much as I hate it when people say something like what I am about to say, I simply cannot not say it... "I CAN'T EVEN! ALL THE FEELS!"
Is it bad that I feel like crying like a baby because the book I've been reading is over?! This book is so absof*ckinlutely beautiful, you really should pick it up if you haven't already read it. - Go grab it, add it to your tbr, dive right into it. Whatever. Just... read it. Like, yesterday. No
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Cass (Bookaholics Reading Haven)
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
3.5 Tear Inducing Stars!

Lila Jane is a 15 yr old girl who has never got to experience life very much. She does everything her parents ask of her and never goes out of her way to put herself out there and meet new friends due to being socially awkward and suffering from high anxiety. That all changes when the neighbours nephew moves in across the street.
Kayden Harken comes to live with his Uncle Daven after he suffers a great loss in his life. Trying to get by one day at a time seems to be a str
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Bookaholics Reading
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Tear Inducing Stars!

Lila Jane is a 15 yr old girl who has never got to experience life very much. She does everything her parents ask of her and never goes out of her way to put herself out there and meet new friends due to being socially awkward and suffering from high anxiety. That all changes when the neighbours nephew moves in across the street.
Kayden Harken comes to live with his Uncle Daven after he suffers a great loss in his life. Trying to get by one day at a time seems to be a str
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Hooker Heels Book Blog
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lila and Kaden find each other at a point in their lives where they both need someone, even though they don’t care to admit it. Lila excels at life, but she works hard for it. Living under the ominous and watchful eye of her parents, she dreams of one day being able to spread her wings and fly. She wants to live life on her terms and learn from her own mistakes. Kaden is a tormented soul that was forced to grow up well before he should have. He feels that life has dealt him one bad hand after an ...more
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
Naive, sheltered, medicated. The life and mind of Lila Jane is protected. She lives through books and what she see's out her window. She is quirky, and strange at times. Excitement and adventure is what she seeks.

Kaden is a broken boy. Sent to live with an Uncle who is likewise broken. Loss at such a young age is difficult for a young mind to handle. He is tuff and harsh. Just the boy to show Lila the adventure she needs, but he's not the boy for her. He will only tarnish her shine.

Together th
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Colleen Oppenheim
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sheltered and closed off, Lila Jane is looking for an escape, a way not break away from her parents that strictly rule over her with and iron fist and many medications. She wants to be a normal girl, one with friends, maybe a boyfriend. When Kaden comes to town, Lila Jane gets tangled in a web of lies, fears, heartbreak, and the life of a runaway with a boy she barely knows.

I took the title of this book way too literally. I am glad I was surprised by what transpired with Lila Jane. This is an am
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Shierly
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Being young and in love
April Luz
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wish it was longer. I wanna know more of Kaden and Lila’s life together. I love the characters so much!❤️❤️❤️
Adricrisuruta
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
It has been a beautiful story although personally the age of Kaden and Lila was a little discordant with their feelings. Is that they were only 15 and 17 years old, too young to have so many existential doubts and be so broken.
A part of this I loved seeing the trip they embarked on to discover themselves, look a little beyond their fears and insecurities. Overcome pain and find love.
I liked that they had a second chance to reconnect as adults already healed and ready to start a new life.
Novel Grounds
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
DOLJ
4 Stars
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Teresa Mummert shines again in this YA novel that really takes you for a ride. Her plot lines never cease to surprise me time and time again. This novel is no different.



This is a novel about two teens finding themselves. Lila is a 15 year old girl who hasn't really gotten o live her life. Up until the point she meets Kaden, she is content living in her bubble. Kaden inspires her to break her mold and go on an adventure. Something seemly innocent is anything but
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Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Lila Jane is a sheltered girl who spends most of her summer vacation in her house spying on the neighbors hot nephew. She wants to step out of her comfort zone and talk to this guy. She never disobeys her parents, she does everything they asked of her and never gets any credit for always doing the right thing. She wants an adventure with the neighbor's nephew before starting high school and decides to sneak out and shed her little girl image. Lila Jane adventure starts out as a fun escape soon e ...more
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TERESA MUMMERT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her work includes word of mouth bestselling, White Trash Trilogy, which landed her a three book publishing deal with Simon & Schuster. She is also the author of the wildly popular Honor Series which chronicles the taboo romance between a student and her college professor.
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