Survival Strategy #50: If You Can, Be Brave
It’s easy to be brave when your eight-year-old sister, Billie, looks up to you as her protector. Twelve-year-old Liberty feels it’s her job to look after Billie once they are sent to live with their father, whom they haven’t seen since they were very young. Dad is unpredictable on his best days, but when he abandons the girls at a gas station in the middle of nowhere, Liberty’s courage is truly put to the test.
As she and Billie struggle to make it home on their own, they encounter a cast of both helpful and not-so-helpful characters, including a man with caterpillar eyebrows, a lady dressed entirely in lavender, a tattooed trucker with a soft spot for cats, a kid who is a little too obsessed with Star Wars, and a woman who lives with a houseful of nontraditional pets. Along the way, they learn that sometimes you have to get a little bit lost to be found.
I really love this book! I love the characters and the plot! The plot is extremely suspenseful. The book was also humorous at times. After reading the synopsis, I was super intrigued to learn that Liberty and her sister, Billie are abandoned at a gas station, I wanted to know why it happened and what was gonna happen next.
Here’s an additionally list of reasons why I truly loved this book:
- I loved the relationship between Liberty and her younger sister Billie.
- Did I mention the plot?! I.LOVE.THIS.PLOT.
- I love Liberty. She is super smart and she knows how to handle herself in tough situations. Liberty is an AWESOME main character!
- I loved the secondary characters. especially the Tattoo Guy.
“This place felt almost sacred, like if we stayed here long enough, all of us in our exact places, we might stay shiny and golden forever.”
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to any tweens/teens who enjoy adventurous and suspenseful stories!
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