It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey is a YA Contemporary Romance featuring a main character with cerebral palsy.
“If she wants a future with him, she’ll have to make peace with her past.
Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously— to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?”
If you love reading YA Contemporaries with realistic, unique representation, you will really enjoy this one!
Especially working in a healthcare field, I could really relate to the writing style. It had those serious tones with a lighter, romantic storyline encompassing supportive, mental health aspects.
The author also touched on a subject that I’ve never seen in this genre such as medical mishaps and the effects it causes on a person’s world later in their life.
I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a solid read that I think readers of YA will take to heart. There are so many parts to life represented.
Published: 1 January 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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