Friday, September 2, 2011

Book Review: My Beginning by Melissa Kline

All Ivory knew was the Institution. A place of instruction akin to imprisonment. A place where Mother nurses watched you in case you made a wrong move. A place where awful things happened if you fell in love.   It was the same, day in day out. Until Aiden  came along . . .

I am amazed at the whipping sharp turns that Melissa Kline takes me through as I read her Young Adult debut novel, My Beginning. Just when I had it figured out, something surprising happens--an event that has me mourning for our courageous Ivory, yet her astounding determination has me biting my nails. The characters are vivid and powerful and so believable.

This is a book I can read over again and find it just as exciting as the first!

A note for parents: the love scene depicted is written with innocent passion.


  1. The book sounds great! I have a question: did you put the note to parents? Or did that come from the author? I've been thinking for a while that books should have some kind of "telling" what's inside, similar to movie ratings. A parent can't read every book before their teen does.

  2. Thanks for the review! Sounds lovely and the trailer is really uplifting too! Take care

  3. Thanks for giving us your views. It sounds poignant. I'll add it to my TBR list!!

  4. Sounds wonderful and I love the art of the cover.

  5. I love twists and turn and books that keep me guessing. Thanks for the peek. Have a great day! :)

  6. Em, I put that note there and I agree with you. Books don't have anything and I've come across some YA books that had me shocked it was even YA!

    Jennifer, it's a great book!

    Sheri, you won't be disappointed! <3

    Gail, thank you! :)

    Laila, thank you! I hope you love it. ;D


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