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Posted July 11, 2013
Plenty of Surprising Plot Twists!
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D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same is a gripping and engrossing young adult read by Ey Wade. Creatively told in present time and through memories, this novel draws you into Debney Armstrong’s life.
On the night of her eighteenth birthday, Debney’s life changes forever: Debney loses her virginity to the love of her life, Gianté De Vicari; learns that her parents and twin brothers died in a horrible accident in Italy; and after that, she gets drunk and taken advantage of by members of the football team who were at her house to celebrate her birthday. In spite of all of these events, Debney is an amazingly strong character ready to take on the world alone even when she discovers that she is pregnant. Worse still, Debney has no idea who the father is. I was impressed with Debney’s ability to deal with estate matters, continue with her senior year, and graduate valedictorian. Especially since Debney’s best friend, Nadine Cook, all but abandons her when the other kids at school terrorize Debney. With that in mind, I wasn’t sure that I liked Nadine’s character, but Nadine grows as a character by the time Debney is ready to give birth. I was happy to see Nadine mature and realize that she really needs to be there for Debney as the baby’s arrival approaches. Gianté believes he is the father of the baby and wants to be there for Debney and the baby, even if she is adamant that he go to college and get on with his life, which made me sympathize with his character.
Debney’s strength and intelligence shine when she goes on a TV show to determine the paternity of her baby. Despite the show’s intent to present Debney in the worst possible light, she shows her inner resolve and does not lose her temper with the show’s host, F.J., when he calls her names she doesn’t like. Debney puts the host in his place by using his birth name instead of his stage name, which made me cheer out loud.
With well-developed characters, D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same, which also contains plenty of surprising plot twists about Debney’s family, keeps the pages turning rapidly to the dramatic conclusion creating a thoroughly enjoyable story that is perfect for adults and young adults alike.
I received an eBook copy from the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Posted October 10, 2012
Excellent, top-notch novel. This story will make you cry, laugh, cheer for Debney as she goes through all the hardache of losing family and discoverying the mystery behind it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is a MUST READ!, you won't be disappointed.
Posted October 21, 2012
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