Daredevils by Shawn Vestal

This books flips through many characters’ points of view but the main ones are Loretta, a 15 year old whose rebellious ways cause her to become the second wife of an older fundamentalist Mormon man; a 17 year old boy named Jason who lives in a mainstream Mormon community but no longer believes in the religion and longs to escape; and Evel Knievel, Jason’s childhood idol. This book is predictable but the way it is written makes you feel for each of the characters and makes you nostalgic for childhood and reveals the inevitable reality of life and growing up. The different views of love and life and how in the end we all have similarities that can either draw us closer or tear us apart makes this an enjoyable read.

I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.

I received an advanced copy of this book from Penguin’s First to Read Program with no requirement to review book.


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