The Girl in Between

The Girl in Between

by Laekan Zea Kemp

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BN ID: 2940154227992
Publisher: Laekan Zea Kemp
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: Girl in Between Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,161
File size: 1 MB

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The Girl In Between 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written but then no real ending. Sorry but I hate books like that. Like the author suddenly became to ADD to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very engaging read, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been reading fantasy for four decades and it's rare for me to encounter something entirely new and unexpected. I'm really looking forward to the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was expecting more for an ending.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Anonymous 12 months ago
I do not li?e the way it ends with nothing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall it was a good book.. different story and not at all cliche. However, there was SOOOO MUCH cursing. I could have definitely lived without the cursing. My eyed are dead from so much cursing lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great story but the ending is really unexpected. I would like to know what happens to bryn diring the next treatment and then college if she mskes it that far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The concept was good, but the writing was just so-so. Some areas felt rushed whereas others just dragged. I would probably read the next book, but I won't be rushing to do so. Don't let this deter you as the storyline was original and the book is worth reading.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! The story line really sounded interesting but it was so confusing and just plain WEIRD that I dumped this after about 5 chapters. At least it was free! Also the foul language was too much. Not all teens are dropping the "f-bomb" every other sentence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a tale about adolesance, fear, friends, and finding strength to overcome ones darkest secrets. The book could have been just as inviting without the gratuitous language throughout out its pages. I would recommend this book to young adult readers. It will keep you reading until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Left me in total suspense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Not what I was expecting, but so much better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting storyline and great character development. However, it bounced around and used Fu** a lot...
BellesBeastlyBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Bryn is not your typical teenager. Unlike most teenagers, she spends a lot of time in bed sleeping. She has an illness called KLS which means she falls asleep for days, sometimes weeks, at a time. She has missed a lot of her teenage life because of the illness and is struggling just to finish her senior year of high school while dreaming of college. During one of her episodes, she encounters something odd. There is a boy in her mind who isn't supposed to be there. I really liked this book. It had me guessing and wanting to skip forward to see what the heck was going on. The only thing I really didn't like was that it ended with a huge cliffhanger that made me turn the page and wonder where the missing pages were. But it only made me want to get book two more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Just wow. I typically don't get emotional or too attached because most other books i've read lately have either been crap or just like every other book. But this one is one of the most beautifully written books i've ever read. To be honest, i'm surprised it was free. I became very emotionally attached to the characters and felt every ounce of their pain. This book gabe me shivers and I will definately be reading it again.
Bookmarks & Blue Light WP More than 1 year ago
I’m pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out. I can honestly say books #2 onwards in The Girl In Between series are worth pursuing. The solemnity of Bryn’s situation is lightened with the presence of her two friends, Dani (Bryn’s cousin) and Felix, and the comedy romantic tension between them. I enjoyed the side-drama that these two provided. I particularly appreciated the jab that the author made on the whole notion of ‘being normal’. In the passage below, she highlighted that ‘normal’ depends solely on what people think should be done. It is a social construct.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in an awesome series. Well worth reading the entire series. Kept me up at night because I just couldn't put it down. Interesting storyline and characters. Situations that I've never read before. A good kind of different!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with elements of teenagers growing up, science, and romance. Good descriptions of feelings told from the main character and then the boy she found.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Year-in-Books More than 1 year ago
Laekan Zea Kemp’s The Girl In Between – book one of the Girl in Between series – takes readers ‘through the looking glass’ so to speak into a first-person told tale of how an illness can affect not only the victim’s life, but their families and friends. Bryn Reyes tells her story with a first-hand look at what it is like to live with Klein-Levin Syndrome – a disease that makes her a real life Sleeping Beauty. But her disease progression is unlike any other KLS victim before. During her episodes she finds herself in an alternate reality – the sole inhabitant of a realm made up of her memories. When one day a boy washes up in her dreaming realm, both of her worlds begin to change. Kemp takes her readers on an emotional journey through Bryn’s life that – aside from her illness – greatly reflects the everyday struggles of teenage girls. During her time awake, she deals with heartbreak, love, family and school. While asleep she finds herself being drawn to the boy with no memories. Add in her sickness getting worse and Bryn’s life draws the reader in in such a way that you are left hoping that the next page turn will give you the answer you seek. But Kemp doesn’t make things that easy. Each new page turn brings more questions to the table. For each answer she gives, she delivers new problems to solve. By the time Bryn starts to find answers and discovers the path she must follow, Kemp has just finished putting more and more obstacles in the way. Bryn gets sicker with hallucinations following her into her waking hours. Her need to discover who the boy in her dream world is and why he’s there leads her to more questions about her KLS and if the doctors who are trying to treat it are really after her best interests. Over and over again I found myself rooting for Bryn to find the answers she needs. I also loved being able to learn things from both her perspective and that of the mystery boy. There’s something to be said for getting a story from both sides as each individual brings a lifetime of influences into the way they see and deal with the world. The last 2 sentences – just 13 words – had me ready to start reading the next installment in the Girl In Between series as soon as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense + well written!
Paradiseofpages More than 1 year ago
I was sent an email by the author to participate in a blog tour for this book. It sounded interesting and like nothing I have read before and I was right. This book was fantastic. You can't stop reading because you have to figure out what happens to Bryn but also the boy who shows up in her dream world. I really liked Bryn as a character. She still wanted to go to college and just be normal even though she spent a lot of her life in a dream like coma. Dealing with KLS like she has to would be a very hard thing for anyone, but she still tries to just graduate school, catching up on all the homework she missed in the days or weeks that she was out. It was so nice to see her never give up. She does have her weakness here or there, but hey, who doesn't. The weakness just show she is even more of a real person and made me like her even more. The boy was interesting to me, I had to keep reading not only for Bryn and her story, but I had to find out more about him too. Who is he, where did he come from. Why is he in Bryn's dream world. He obviously isn't supposed to be there and I am following Bryn's every move with her trying to figure out who he is as well. He seemed so sweet and I could tell he was pretty scared to be where he was. When he finally starts to figure out where he is and why, it is so sad. He has some horrible demons to cope with and I hope I get to find out how he deals with it all. I know the next book deals a lot with him, so I can't wait to get ahold of it! The book mainly follows Bryn, but it does have chapters that are set in the boy's mind. As you go on and figure out his name, the chapters that are his finally get a name, the are left blank at first. I like that you get to switch back and forth between the two. You get to see how the dream world keeps going even when Bryn isn't in it, even though it follows her memories. This book was very different from anything I have read. It was nice to get something that was able to catch me off guard and keeping me wanting to know what was going to happen. It has been a while since I have read a book that wasn't predictable. There are some things that you can obviously guess, but the main part of the story remains a mystery the while time. I can see anyone enjoying this book. Young, old, male, female. There is so much to the book that can captivate anyone that reads it. I am very happy I was offered the change to read this book and I can't wait to start up on book 2!!
RoseVAcademyST More than 1 year ago
The Girl in between was the first book I read by Laekan Zea Kemp but it surely won't be the last.  This book tells the story of Bryn, a seventeen year old girl who sufferes from a desease called Klein-Levin Syndrome. KLS makes her sleep for long periods. It may be a week or a month. The time varies based on the patients. KLS mostly affects teenagers  and wears off as they get older. But not in Bryn's case. Bryn is deteriorating and pretty fast. Her symptoms are getting worse and as if everything wasn't already bad, Bryn has started dreaming. Usually patients with KLS can't dream. They just sleep. Bryn has her own place where she goes when she sleeps. At that place she usually sees her memories, until him. A boy she's never  seen before, gets trapped at the same place with Bryn. But opposed to Bryn , Roman can't get away from there. Every time Bryn sleeps, she ends up there but after a while she wakes up in the real world. Roman can't wake up. He's trapped but they both know that since he exists in he dreams, then he must exist in the real world as well. So the journey begins. Bryn tries to collect every clue available in order to find him, before it's too late. But is she really prepared to face the truth about Roman??? This book was mind blowing. I loved the story although the flow was pretty slow. What I also loved was the way the author chose to present us the story. The suspese was killing me. I was so anxious to meet the "boy's" identity. Both Bryn and Roman were so braive and strong. Bryn may be sick but that doesn't mean she has no life. She tries to finish high school and has dreams of going to university. She tries to be social, despite the fact that her desease is killing all of her progress but she never gives up. She always tries.  What I also loved, was the secondary characters. Dani, Bryn's cousin, was an intriguing character who helped Bryn any way she could, Felix, Bryn's friend was an amazing character and a briliant man, who also proved to be a loyal friend as well. Drew, Bryn's ex-broyfriend, I really hated. He was one of those boys who always screw up and always believe the should be forgiven. Yeah, he's not going to be winning any boyfriend of the year award any time soon. Bry was so much better off him. Roman was seriously a better man for her.  Despite everything though, I have to warn you that the Girl in Between is a cliffhanger. Nothing major but one that will keep you at the edge of your seat until you read the sequel.  I'm looking forward to reading more of their story!!! Totally recommended!! *ARC Provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good story wouldnt reccamend for anyone below thirteen. Damnit broke my reccamendation...