Blog Tour: Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

09 May 2014


Release date: May 6th 2014
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pre-order: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jersey Cameron knows all about tornadoes. Or so she thinks. When her town is devastated by a twister, Jersey survives -- but loses her mother, her young sister, and her home. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with her only surviving relatives: first her biological father, then her estranged grandparents.

In an unfamiliar place, Jersey faces a reality she's never considered before -- one in which her mother wasn't perfect, and neither were her grandparents, but they all loved her just the same. Together, they create a new definition of family. And that's something no tornado can touch.

Two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award (2005 & 2006), Jennifer's weekly humor column appeared in The Kansas City Star for over four years, until she gave it up to be a full-time young adult novelist.
Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.

I'm going to keep it short. This is not my original review. Unfortunately, my PC died a few days ago and I lost my data.

This is one of the best books I've read this year. Jersey's tragedy touched me deeply and made me think about things that really mattered in life. 

The story was amazing, writing fantastic, main character normal girl easy to relate to and there was no love story. NO LOVE STORY! How can a book be great without it? Well, I only realized that after I was done with the book. Trust me, you are not going to miss it. It only made book more realistic, in my opinion.

I'm only sorry I lost all those amazing quotes. 

This book goes on my wishlist. I'm going to buy myself a paperback copy. Yes, it was that awesome :))


  1. As someone who has actually been in a tornado (well, it was two towns over, but still…) this is at the top of my wishlist. I’m not sure if it will strike a little too close to home, but I think I’m going to give it a try regardless.

    I’m loving the sound of how connectable the characters are, and what a great protagonist Jersey is. And I'm always in the mood for a good emotion-provoking book once in a while - even if it ends up destroying my emotions. ;) Thanks for sharing Bailey, and, as always, BRILLIANT review!

  2. Thank you, Zoe. I hope you will love it as much as I did. It was a really thought-provoking books, and yes, my heart was broken, but in a good way. Jersey got a chance to rebuild her life so it wasn't that bad. Maybe it won't trigger bwd memories. You can alwqys give up if it's too much for you. :)

  3. Gosh, no romance doesn't happen a lot, it seems, in the books that are currently coming out. I mean, I'm sure there are books that just don't have that, but it's seeming to b quite uncommon, and if it's replaced by strong, brilliant friendships and characters who are just wonderful, it sounds really excellent!

  4. It's rare to find a book that doesn't focus on the romance, but I think that after going through something really horrible it's hard to open yourself to love...

  5. One without romance? Wow, I'll have to check it out! The cover is beautiful too.

  6. Great little review! It's great to find a book that doesn't have romance sometimes. I hope that you found a replacement computer.