Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Release Date: August 15, 2009
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Genre: YA Fiction
Zoe was just your average teenage girl. She was popular. She was pretty. She was best friends with the most desired girl in school. She partied, knew how to get a guy when she wanted one and how to get rid of them when she didn't.
Zoe's little sister, Abria, has autism and her brother, Luke, is a pothead, so she tries to help her parents with Abria but that doesn't mean she always puts forth her best effort. Although she loves her sister, Zoe is angry and hurt that her own life has been turned upside down since Abria was diagnosed with autism. She feels like she and Luke have been forgotten by her parents and it's a full time job for the whole family to keep Abria safe.
When Abria runs away at the park one day, Zoe finds her with a stranger who quickly steals his way into not only her life but also her heart. Matthias is hot and charming. He's forgiving and he's honest. He calms Zoe in a way that no one ever has before. The only problem is he's an angel. Abria's guardian angel to be exact.
No one can blame Zoe for falling in love with him but can love between a mortal and an angel really work?
I found Heavenly to be a great read and really enjoyed it from cover to cover. It brings the issue of autism to light in a believable way and the characters felt real to me. I loved how honest the author was in her portrayal of a family in a very tough place in their lives. I found myself racing through this book and was shocked - in a good way - at the ending.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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