Saturday, February 6, 2016

So Over It by Stephanie Morrill

~Saturday Stories~

Typical Skylar: "But when I came back from Hawaii - if I came back - I'd no longer need fixing up. I'd be strong, peaceful, and focused. And over him."

Skylar has had a rough year, and all she wants to do is get away from it. Away from Jodi, who pretended to change only to get Skylar's boyfriend; away from Connor, who chose Jodi over her; away from Eli, who remained an invitation to get back into partying. Okay, so she had accepted that invitation a few times over the spring. No big deal, right? Now, however, she has a chance to leave Kansas for a while and refocus. She'd come back and she wouldn't need any of them. She would be self-sustained and... But it's not as easy as it seems. And maybe, just maybe, she'll have to learn to forgive, not just forget.

So Over It is a great story that teaches that leaving isn't always the answer and that opening up can help us. Skylar has to face what she wants to avoid and recall what she wants to forget in order to heal. She is a very real character, and her hurts almost always echo in the reader's heart.

I wish the story would have more about God and about how only He can heal us. However, it was still an enjoyable and thought-provoking read.

This is the third in the Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series. The first and second are Me, Just Different and Out with the In Crowd. Stephanie Morrill also has a novella, Throwing Stones, free on her website.

For more on Stephanie Morrill visit her website and Facebook page. She also is the founder of Go Teen Writers, a blog with lots of writing advice.

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