Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.
When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.
But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?
I was so lucky to be offered an ARC of this one. Searching for Beautiful is a truly heart felts story of Brynn, who overcomes traumas in her life. Brynn is giong through a lot. After the first tragedy, she has withdraws from her friends who, in my opinion were not very good to her. She ends up finding a special someone who makes her feel loved again. That the whole in her chest is a little smaller. Unfortunatly that relationship ends terriblely and only adds to the burden on Brynn's heart. Her home, heart, and relationships are broken. How will she overcome this? Can her relationships be repared?
I was quite upset with Brynn's friends. After everything she had been through for them to act like the did was awful. I think Brynn described it the best. She talked about how in movies people make fun of you or call you bad names but, its far worse when they ignore you completely. Like you don't even exist. She was alone after everything. That is just terrible. I don't know how her freinds could even think about doing that. Even if Brynn shut down afterwards. Who wouldn't!? Her poor Dad didn't know how to handle the situation and it's understandable. Brynn had no support system and I felt so bad for her!
Christian was her savior. They may not have realized it right away but, they saved each other. Him and his Mom. He never pushed her and called her out when she need to be. Even when Brynn was scared and didn't know if she could do it, Christian was there. There relationship progressed slowly. No instalove here. It was perfect and felt right!
I really loved this book. It was a story of overcoming terrible tragedies in a young life. Brynn fought hard to overcome her challenges. This is a beautiful story and I would highly recommend it.