Book Review: Crushed by Elisa Dane



Title: Crushed by Elisa Dane

Goodreads Summary:

Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.

So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheerleading squad, Nevaeh goes along with it.

But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.

Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.

Review: I have to give this book a five out of five. It was amazing and powerful. I love that every book I have read by Elisa has a major problem that is affecting people in the world today as the base of the story. This story really hit me. I was able to connect with the main character Nev a lot. I just wanted to give her a giant hug through the whole story. I was so happy when she and Bodie finally got together and shared their stories. It helped them both out so much and it was so nice to see them really connect in a way that I don’t think they would have had they not gone through so much pain. It is a really moving story that I think can teach the people that read it why it is so bad to drink and drive.

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