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There You'll Find Me by Jenny B Jones

Friday, September 23, 2011
In a small cottage house in rural Ireland, Finley discovers she can no longer outrun the past.
When Finley travels to Ireland as a foreign exchange student, she hopes to create a new identity and get some answers from the God who took her brother away and seems to have left her high and dry.
But from the moment she boards the plane and sits by Beckett Rush, teen star of the hottest vampire flicks, nothing goes according to Finley's plan.
When she gets too close to Beckett, a classmate goes on a mission to make sure Finley packs her bags, departs Ireland-and leaves Beckett alone.
Finley feels the pressure all around. As things start to fall apart, she begins to rely on a not-so-healthy method of taking control of her life.
Finley tries to balance it all-disasters on the set of Beckett's new movie, the demands of school, and her growing romance with one actor who is not what he seems. Yet Finley is also not who she portrays to Beckett and her friends.
For the first time in her life, Finley must get honest with herself to get right with God.

Goodreads Summary

Finley was a very complex character.  She was also one of the most preoccupied, worried characters that I have ever read about.  Her brother died, she has to think about schools, she decides to take a break, etc...  Everything appears to be piling up, Finley needs to relax and breathe. She is also struggling with her beliefs, she wonders if God is no longer listening to her. 

This book is definitely religious, but it is not showy or pushy at all.  The main concept is Finley accepting life and life's consequences.  She meets many people that take her for a turn as she travels.  They all teach her something that she will value. 

Beckett is the love interest.  He is surprisingly...mild, refreshing to see in a young adult book.  He wasn't a glowering, glaring character; he was a little bit lost himself.  The developing relationship between him and Finley can only be described as sweet, almost innocent.  They each have their moments, some of them funnier than others, in the relationship, but there is typically smooth sailing. 

This book is a great read for young adults, I requested this from Booksneeze and was very happy with it. 

4 Stars

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