Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book was so adorable! The story was great and so heartwarming, and the characters were fantastic.
I was fearful because of the length of the book that there wouldn’t be much of a story, but I was wrong, and the story flowed beautifully.
Jeff sounds like he could be such a sweet guy if he didn’t treat people the way he does. The way he handles certain situations could be dealt with a little better, but I think it is part of the charm that makes him who he is. The friendship he builds with Braeden is tricky. At first it is funny the way Jeff pushes him away and tries to deter him from getting close to him. Braeden doesn’t take anything Jeff says to heart and moves forward with trying to form a friendship with him even though they run in different circles. When a secret gets out of school it turns everything upside down and brings some truths and feelings out that were meant to stay hidden. I think it was the best thing that could have happened. I do feel sorry for Braeden with the way he lives, feeling like he has to protect his sister and his younger brother because his mother is kind of crazy.
Overall a fantastic book and well worth the read. The story is sweet and relatable. Would absolutely recommend this book.