Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Book Tour & Book Review: What About You, Josh McBride? by Kate S. Martin #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway #youngadult #rabtbooktours @katemartin100 @RABTBookTours

 


YA Contemporary

Date Published: 10-24-2023

Publisher: Creative James Media


  

Josh and Elliot have been living in the shadows of their inner demons for far too long.


Josh McBride was the angry, emotionally avoidant one, while Elliot was the invisible, anxious, carer. When they ended up in Cruxby together and discovered their family’s history, that all had to change. Except, old habits were hard to break.

If life had dealt them a different hand, they could have reached their potential. Elliot should have been a confident performer and Josh should have been able to perform in his courses to go on to joinery school.

But this isn’t some fairy tale, and Josh can’t stay in class, let alone an exam. He believes he’s stupid and that’s all there is to it. Elliot has a chance in the talent show if his audition goes well, but the anxiousness from his past creeps in from every angle.

Will these two be able to rise above their pasts and create their own destinies, or will their demons win in the end?

 

 



Review
What I loved about this was that Kate S. Martin did not just write a story, she brought so much extra into it. She had such amazingly thought out characters with REAL problems. They read as though they were real people which allows the reader to get wholly invested. 
Once I was in this novel I was immersed for sure. Consistent storytelling from start to finish. I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters. You connect to them from the start. This was a great read. 


About the Author

Kate grew up in a small town in Lancashire, England with her mum, dad and two older brothers. A bit of a tomboy, she loved nothing more than going out for adventures with her brothers, as long as she was back before dark. She studied English at Reading University and gained a teaching qualification at Manchester. Nowadays, Kate spends her days teaching English at a local high school in Cheshire and her evenings are spent writing stories close to her heart. She believes teenage years can be particularly difficult and wants to create stories that show empathy and hope for her readers. She lives with her husband, two children and Jessie, the Miniature Schnauzer.

 

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