Starting from Here

Starting from Here

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow


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Sixteen-year-old Colby Bingham’s heart has been broken too many times. Her mother has been dead for almost two years, her truck driver father is always away, her almost girlfriend just dumped her for a guy, and now she’s failing chemistry.

When a stray dog lands literally at her feet, bleeding and broken on a busy road, it seems like the Universe has it in for Colby. But the incident also knocks a chink in the walls she’s built around her heart. Against her better judgment, she decides to care for the dog.

But new connections mean new opportunities for heartbreak. Terrified of another loss, Colby bolts at the first sign of trouble, managing to alienate her best friend, her father, the cute girl pursuing her, and even her dog’s vet, who’s taken Colby under her wing. Colby can’t start over, but can she learn how to move on?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477847541
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 327,633
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa Jenn Bigelow grew up in Southwest Michigan where, yes, there really is a Kalamazoo. She has driven across the United States multiple times — Wyoming is one of her favorites, for sheer beauty — but marvels at how much she has yet to see. When she isn’t writing, she serves as a youth services librarian in the Chicago area.

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Starting from Here 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book!
evan-b More than 1 year ago
'Starting From Here' is a fantastic Young Adult story. The characters are believable and they draw you straight into their world. The writing is heartfelt and really tugged at my memories of what it was like to be in high school. Thankfully my life was fraught with less struggles than that of Colby, so it allowed me to have a lot of patience and compassion for her. Which isnt' to say I forgave her for all the idiotic choices she makes, but that is what makes her and her story so interesting to read: I can be completely compassionate and still see her (and myself) learn from her mistakes. I highly recommend this book to all people, young and old, who enjoy a good young adult book.