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Worth the Effort: Ayden's Story

(Worth the Effort #2)

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Seventeen-year-old Ayden Worth shouldn’t have to seek peace of mind in the streets. But as family pressures mount, his anxieties increase, and he turns his back on comfort for a life in homeless camps and back alleys.

Then one fateful day he runs into the only person he ever wanted to know better. Ella Jones. His memories paint her as kind and undemanding, and it seems the
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ebook, 87 pages
Published August 1st 2014
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Beverly McClure
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Living in a fancy house, being the son/daughter of a wealthy man and heir to a prosperous company does not always bring the happiness one would think it does. Sure, material things are nice, but true peace and joy comes from within a person. Yet some young people, for reasons beyond their control, have trouble dealing with everyday life.

In WORTH THE EFFORT: AYDEN’S STORY, Author Kai Strand’s YA novella, the second book in the WORTH THE EFFORT series, Ayden Worth, that we met in ELLA’S STORY, is
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Katie Carroll
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Severe anxiety and a demanding father have forced Ayden Worth to a life on the streets. He has just hit rock bottom when a chance encounter with Ella Jones gives him the will to turn his life around. But returning home to his rich, successful father comes with its own challenges. Yet Ella sees so much potential in him and his ability to help others. As his relationship with Ella intensifies, Ayden wonders if he will ever feel worthy of her love.

I came to Kai Strand's WORTH THE EFFORT: AYDEN'S ST
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Rose Killion
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Worth the Effort: Ayden’s Story by Kai Strand is the second novella in the Worth the Effort series. The first book in the series, Worth the Effort: Ella’s Story, tells the story from Ella’s point of view. Reading from Ayden’s point of view in Ayden’s Story enriches the world, giving you both sides of the love story and gives you more of what happens beyond the first story.
I enjoyed reading Ayden’s Story. Ayden is a troubled teen who turns to living on the streets to escape his overbearing home l
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Kristen Cansler
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Wow. The emotion in this book surpasses the first, and I was blown away. This book is so much more than teen romance. It's about self-discovery and self-acceptance. It was a beautiful and encouraging story.

At first, I was weary of reading this once since it's the same story as Ella's but told from Ayden's point of view. It didn't feel that way whenever I read Ayden's story, though. There is so much substance that you really get swept away and forget that it's a retelling. Again, I cannot reco
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Paige
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
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A great story on redemption and finding love!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a great story of Ayden overcoming his crippling anxiety, and father-issues that had him fleeing to live on the streets. Even though he chose to be homeless, he kept is schooling going so he would graduate; but dealt every moment with his despair, he's so close to ending it all. Then he sees her, Ella. So sweet, and determined to support Ayden in his journey to find himself, and beat his d
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Mary Waibel
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading WORTH THE EFFORT: ELLA'S STORY, I couldn't wait to see Ayden's side of things. Yet, somehow I put off reading this book. I never should have waited. Ayden's story is an amazing read full of feels and the reality of dealing with an anxiety disorder. I fell in love with him once again as the story of his and Ella's relationship played out across the pages.
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Kai Strand
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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