Published – July 10th 2012
Genre – Young Adult
Summary – When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.
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A girl being raised by a mom who cares more about her new boyfriend than paying bills. Leah had to take up the responsibility of an adult since she could remember.
Instead of raising hell or drinking her sorrows, Leah makes something of herself.
THAT is what I love about this book.
She heads over to the airport to take a job. She saves up as much as she can to get flying lessons from Mr. Hall. He gives her the opportunity to get hours in the air and a job flying advertising banners once she gets her license.
Even when Mr. Hall passes away and the business would seem to fall apart when Mr. Hall’s son’s take over, Leah presses on.
I LOVE reading about strong characters that overcome hurdles to achieve their dreams.
Jennifer Echols writing is also phenomenal. I was sucked into the story and couldn’t put it down.
Although the full blurb and reviews talk more about ‘golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson,’ I felt like Echols put more of the emphasis on showing the difference between Leah and her best friend, Molly. For those who don’t like reading all about love, this book has enough meat.
Leah’s strong character made the story.
Such A Rush was such a good book.