Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bloomsbury Blog Tour: Send Me a Sign by: Tiffany Schmidt

Goodreads Summary: 

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s a question her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of death.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Cancer. It effects everyone whether you yourself are fighting the battle, or someone close to you has lost the fight, I highly doubt there's any one person that cancer has not directly affected. Mia Moore is your typical, popular, high school cheerleader, her grades are stellar and she'll have her choice of where to go to college, she's on-top of the work until she hears the dreaded words, "You have cancer".

I've read a few cancer related books this year and both are landing in my top ten for the year. Tiffany Schmidt completly captivated me with this novel. Mia Moore is a girl that anyone can relate too, her battle and inner struggles are average in nature, although her cancer may not be. Gyver Russo is the best friend every girl wishes he had. He hands down wins my favorite character of the year. Gyvers' smooth and cool demeanor totally had me rooting for him from early on in the story. The tension between Mia and Gyver was intense, I was like NO! you NEED to get along!! I felt very passionately about their relationship which took me deeper into the story.

This book has it all, tension, passion, drama, happiness, pain, heartache, and realization. I flew through this book and loved every minute of it, it never slowed down in plot for me and Mia's character came to life. I felt her pain and her fear reveraberate off the pages. Tiffany Schmidt is an author to watch out for, if she's not on your radar yet, she needs to be.

1 comment:

  1. I have a hard time with cancer stories. I have seen some movies, but usually stay away from books that make me cry.