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Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser
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(I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. I do not know her, nor have I ever met her personally.)

Book Review: Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser

Single parent. New best friend. Lost identity. Ivy Higgins has a lot to learn in Leslie Hauser's new YA novel Chasing Eveline.

Ivy, a 16-year-old who still doesn't know where she wants to go for college, is lost after her mother walks out of her life. She seeks answers in the lyrics of her mom's favorite band, "Chasing Eveline," a (fictional) 1980s Irish rock band.

After seeing her dad slowly become a new person these last two years, Ivy decides that she must reunite the band if she wants to find her mom, which she hopes will also reunite her family and help her father.

Ivy draws you in with her determination to put her family back together, a determination that drives her spontaneous decision-making. Some choices she makes are only half-heartedly supported by her new best friend Matt, who is still obsessing over his former girlfriend Charlotte.

One of Ivy's wild ideas leads the duo on a dangerous path through the Internet, a place that isn't as safe as she thought. Their adventure takes you on a spontaneous ride, complete with 1980s music and movies, tears you don't see coming, and laughter, specifically at a hilarious - albeit slightly disturbing - zoo fundraiser.

Hauser hooks you from the first moment Ivy speaks of finding her mother, and she keeps you reading throughout Ivy's journey of self-identity and discovery.

I recommend Chasing Eveline to readers who love to be surprised, who love music and movies, who are making new friends, and especially to readers who are trying to find a piece of themselves when a piece is missing.
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Reading Progress

May 1, 2017 – Shelved
May 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 10, 2017 – Started Reading
June 6, 2017 –
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June 7, 2017 –
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June 7, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 26, 2018 – Shelved as: books-by-people-i-know

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