Friday, February 21, 2014

Elevated by Elana Johnson


Author: Elana Johnson

Published: Febuary 19th, 2014

Publisher: self


Genre: YA

Ebook: 266 pages

About ELEVATED: The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.

My Review

Right away we know Elly has secrets.  Secrets she doesn't share, even with those she loves most, like Trav.  Most of all, she blames herself for events that have gone wrong.  Can being stuck in an elevator help solve her hurting?

I absolutely loved the way this story was written.  Elana did a great job with this in-verse style writing.  The way she had certain words and phrases stand out to make it a even more powerful story, was brilliant.  You could truly feel what Elly and the other characters felt.  Elevated is a quick, but intense read that pulls at your heart while you eagerly turn pages.  

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Praise for ELEVATED:

"ELEVATED will take you on an emotionally gripping journey through the highs and lows of first love."
~Carolee Dean, author of Take Me There and Forget Me Not

"Poignant, raw, and intense, ELEVATED is a novel that will grip your heart and linger in your mind long after you turn the last page."
~Stasia Ward Kehoe, author of Audition and The Sound of Letting Go

About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

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