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mobi ✓ Beneath The Skin õ Paperback ¸ gwairsoft ¶ ❮Download❯ ✤ Beneath The Skin Author Kyla Stone – For 18 year old Sidney Shaw life pretty much sucksHer mom’s a drunk Her dad’s worse At school she’s bullied by her ex best friend Cutting used to bring her reliTraight through Sidney’s tough snarky façade But Sidney's wounds go deeper than anyone knows As her father's abuse escalates her secrets threaten to unravel her How far is she willing to go to protect her family? And who can she turn to when the unthinkable happens Rating 35 Stars I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest reviewWhile I wasn't optimistic on how I'd feel about this book in the beginning this was uickly changed This book made me feel something I still can't uite express I did not enjoy this book Not due to the writing characters or the plot but because of how heartbroken and emotional Beneath The Skin was So this is probably a backhanded compliment to the author Relaying the struggles of Sidney Shaw this book deals with a lot of issues; self harm rape depression and so much I have been waiting for a story where the main character finally isn't for the most part perfect and Sidney Shaw is it Snarky sarcastic and hurtful even to those she loved it was difficult to like her at first Arianna hit close to home because of how relatable she was to me and even Frankie and Aaron had me rooting for them Most of the characters in this story were so diverse but importantly realistic There isn't a happy ending for all the characters and many were still left struggling but I think the plot did a good job at sticking to theme learning how to face your problems and find the strength to liveMy only problem would be slight bits of executing the story and characters The story was so centered around Sidney's growth and healing that I feel Lucas and Arianna's problems were never fully explored although Sidney learning to sympathize with others would've been a good thing An example would be when Lucas poured out his grievances and Sidney seemed to comfort him at first but it uickly turned into Sidney being comforted instead Another bit about the execution might be a little sensitive but it would probably be the introducing of ethnicity in the characters I absolutely loved the fact that the characters were diverse but there seemed to be a tendency to single out even minor characters' ethnicities in want to make it diverse I suggest and hope that they do not take away their diversity but perhaps portray the characters in ways not immediately starting off with He's Asian with and large expository regarding their race The point was to portray different ethnicities but I winded up feeling as if they were singled out over itOverall though I think Beneath The Skin is a novel that teaches people to be strong in spite of hardships I'm glad to have read it for the new perspectives I've experienced

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Forced into group counseling with perfect popular Arianna who looks like the type to grieve over a broken nail But Arianna has secrets of her own She might just be an ally if Sidney can let her guard down And then there’s the new guy sweet and funny Lucas who sees s I was given this book in exchange for an honest reviewI am in awe What a brilliant book It is fiction but it felt so real like you were taking every step with Sidney You cry with her you cry for her and you just want to get in on the fight an punch the lights out of everyone who is hurting herI could not put this book downBeautiful story so sad your heart breaks but it spells HOPEBe warned that this book contains possible triggering topics so keep that in mind before you readI stepped out of familiar waters by reading a book like this which is a world apart from my usual genre but I was pleasantly surprised by it LOVED it Oh and those last two wordsbrilliant and yes you will have to read the book to know what that means

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Beneath The SkinFor 18 year old Sidney Shaw life pretty much sucksHer mom’s a drunk Her dad’s worse At school she’s bullied by her ex best friend Cutting used to bring her relief but not any Something's got to giveWhen Sidney punches a kid to protect her little brother she’s 5 Stars I have received a free copy of this book from the author as part of the Read to Review program in We ♥ YA Books group on Goodreads in exchange for my honest review Beneath The Skin was an amazing journey of holding on fighting surviving growing and transformingThe main character Sidney Shaw is not a likable poor little sweet teen you'll love right away and feel sorry for She's atually kind of a snarky sarcastic mean bad girl In fact when we first meet her she has just punched a 12 year old kid But I have to say I did Like her a LOT since the beginningWe soon come to realise that Sidney's Family home life is very hard and painful “No one cares No one wants to see Some pretend to want to know but they don’t really No one wants to know about all the ugly things in the world They don’t want to know that the darkest most despicable acts happen right under their noses that the real monsters live amongst us They don’t want to know” Sidney's mother is a selfish mindless drunk and her father is worse he's an horrible human beingAnd then there's Sidney's 2 younger brothers Frankie 11 and Aaron 8 who she has to take care of most days because her mother is incapable of and her father is mostly goneStill It is better when her father is away from home if not for the lack of money and having to ration food until he comes back with money for groceries because when he is home things shift they change for the worse and life really sucksBut Sidney is Not a poor little victim she deals with it all the best way she can the only way she can “There’s only me The freak who wants to cut her own skin off and beats up little kids and resents her own brothers who pushes away any whiff of kindness because she doesn’t deserve any of it who hides her true self in a shield of rage The slut who thinks and does ugly dirty despicable things”“I want I want than this I want to be than this I want to claw out of my own skin and be someone—something anything—else” Sidney is just hoding off until graduation when she'll be able to leave home for good to go to College “Escape Escape is the only thought keeping me tethered to this earth I need to be gone” Due to the all punching a 12 year old incident Sidney is put in Group Therapy sessions with the popular perfect Colombian christian girl Arianna Torres And Sidney is not happy about it Only Sidney's about to find out Arianna may be like her then it seams as she too has her own issues and her life is not as perfect as Sidney thinks “It always surprises me how the deepest pain—the stuff nobody ever sees—how it doesn’t even leave a mark no scars Nothing It didn’t seem right So I made one myself” Then there's the new kid in class Half asian sweet and funny Lucas kusuma who seams to see into Sydney than her angry snarky frontAs time passes by and Sidney's life unravels in the worse possible way getting harder and harder it is in these 2 people she'll find the True Friendship Care Support and Trust she desperately needs to keep going “Arianna said we have choices God gives us a choice Every single one of us We make choices for good or choices for evil Choices for self protection and survival or choices for something bigger better greater than ourselves Even when it doesn’t feel like a choice it still is I have a choice” I really Loved this bookI Loved the Deepness of it the Seriousness of it the Diversity the Feelings it brought on to me the beautiful writing so many inspiring Heartbreaking heartfelt uotes and the Complex characters with so many different struggles and issues but Still so strong on their ownThis was the most serious and realistic book I have read on broken people and abuse and I really liked that the author Does NOT try to manipulate our feelings she doesn't pull at our heartstrings trying to write a sad cryable story and Still we FEELwe Feel A LOT And let me just say this isn't your tipical Romance book even though there is Love here because the focus is on Sidney's and Arianna's issues and how they struggle with it and rise from it And the Friendship that grows between these 2 girls is Beautiful and The Truest Friendship I've readTo sum it up this was a Beautiful Realistic tale of Survival and going throught Hardship and Painful events and Rising from it all