Review: Fight or Flight by Jamie Canosa

I am honored to announce that I am participating in the Blog Tour for Jamie Canosa's new book Fight or Flight for young adults. She emailed me with the blub and I just couldn't resist. It sounded like a book I would enjoy reading. I was not disappointed!

Title: Fight or Flight
Author: Jamie Canosa
Publish Date:

Barnes and Noble (n/a)
Amazon ($2.99)

First of all, I love the name she chose for the main character, Em. Her full name revealed later in the book is Emerson. Completely original!

It is simply amazing the lives that people live and we have no clue what is going on in them. Em, for example is a girl running from her past. She packs a bag, effectively. Has a plan and gets through the main part. Only to be destroyed by unforeseen circumstances. She is now left completely and utterly alone. And her plan is kaput!

She must learn how to survive on the streets with nothing. And she must learn fast because there are people who want what little she has left, people who will do anything to attain it. She has been fleeing her life to survive, but she may not be able to run from this.

Enter Jay. The unsuspecting hero that lurks in a man who has been on the streets for awhile. What he sees in Em, he doesn't know, but something draws him to her and before he knows it, he is helping her survive. But in reality, they may be helping each other just as much!

A great love story. A sad sob story.

The details of living on the streets and trying to find the simple things in life we take for granted like food and shelter is just heart breaking, but eye opening. Truly wonderful story telling. The emotions and thoughts of these two character is what kept me reading continuously to finish. Very well written!!

Summary -
Be smart.
Keep your head down.
And look out for number one.

These are the rules Jay has lived by for the past two years. The rules of surviving life on the streets. But when Em comes bursting into his life, in all of her disastrous glory, the rules go right out the window.

Flee what’s been left behind.
And never look back.

Emerson’s plan was simple. Though, it was easier said than done. The city streets are dangerous and unforgiving to a new arrival. Especially, a seventeen-year-old girl who’s never known anything but life in the suburbs. Sometimes, however, what’s lurking behind those white picket fences can be more frightening than any dark alley.

Both of them made the same decision when life got overwhelming—to run from their demons. Brought together by fate or circumstance, Em and Jay find the kind of love neither of them ever expected. But, when those demons come back to haunt them and their love is on the line, which instincts will they choose to follow this time . . . Fight or Flight?


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