What if you lost the thing that made you who you are?
Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi's face goes through a windshield. Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.
I didn’t read the summary to My Life in Black and White until after I read it- so all of my assumptions on what the book would be about were based on the cover. So naturally, I didn’t know what to expect after looking at this cover (which adds to the appeal, I suppose). One things for sure- I wasn’t at all expecting a novel so deep and serious. My Life in Black and White surprised me, and I loved it.
I really liked Lexi. I was apprehensive of her at first because she was popular, perfect and seemed a bit superficial. However, as the story went on, she began to grow on me. Though I can’t relate to Lexi’s story personally- I think almost everybody will be able to relate to her struggle of finding a place to fit in (after the accident). All of the other characters in My Life in Black and White were wonderful as well.
My Life in Black and White had the perfect balance of themes. There was normal teen-problems, serious things relating to what happened to Lexi, familial relationships, and romance. One of my favorite things about this book is how the romance wasn’t the only thing present in the story. Every single aspect of the novel and Lexi’s life was evident- and the romance was just one of those parts.
My Life in Black and White was spectacular. I finished it in a matter of hours, and it took me weeks to get it out of my mind. Jessica Friend is an amazing author, and I can’t wait to read more of her books.
FTC- Received from publisher.