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Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Monday, May 19, 2014

When a daredevil teen pushes herself too far, she must choose between two boys: the one who wants to keep her safe, and the one who dares her to return to her old self.

Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a family of risk takers and is an avid thrill-seeker herself, until the day she splinters her ankle in a terrible fall. Her whole life goes from mountain biking and rock climbing to sitting at home and attending group sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center that her hippie mother found. The boy who witnessed Dyna’s accident believes her injury is a wakeup call and he encourages her mild new lifestyle, but a young Afghanistan War veteran she meets at the healing center pushes her to start taking chances again. Forced to face the consequences of her daredevil impulses, Dyna finds herself in danger of risking the one thing she’s always treated with caution—her heart.

Goodreads Summary

This is your daredevil that is forced to calm down because of an injury. I can relate a lot and I am sure that there are many of us adrenaline junkies who have been "grounded," because of an injury. We also get a love triangle thrown into the mix that keeps the story fresh and the reader truly wondering which fork will be taken in Dayna's path. Will she jump the cliff again, or succumb to a more sedentary lifestyle?

I liked Dayna a lot as a character. She is a risk taking extreme sports athlete that doesn't take a second in her day to slow down. Those of you who can relate will really feel for her when her big injury happens and she goes to the healing center. You really get the feel for young confused love as well with the good boy bad boy choice that she faces. It seems like a typical set up for a book that has been written a thousand times, however the author keeps it fresh with believable characters and interesting back stories.

3.5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    The character sounds interesting