September 5, 2012

Reflection Tour: Review



Author: Jessica Roberts

Release Date: February 17, 2012


289 pages

Book Description from Goodreads:

Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.

Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.

And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?


Reflection is a young adult contemporary novel that focuses on Heather Robbins and her journey from her small hometown to the hopeful future ahead of her in college and beyond. A huge twist in the story comes when we learn that all of Heather's dreams of her new life at college with her handsome classmate Nick are merely dreams while she is really in a coma. Heather must figure out the truth of her past, what memories are real and which are imagined as well as finding herself in the process.
I thought that the voice of Heather was very realistic and believable - it seemed like the dialogue used was taken right out of a teenage girl's mind. The problems that Heather faces in the book are all things that readers can identify with, which makes her easy to identify and empathize with. I felt that this book was well written and had a great flow - like I mentioned, it felt like I was getting an inside glimpse into a teenage girl's mind during stressful and frightening experiences. This was a very interesting read with some realistic and deep issues, but it was intriguing to see how the main character and her friends/family dealt with the issues that came about throughout the book. Overall, this was a great novel and I truly enjoyed it. 


About the Author:

JESSICA ROBERTS grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area where she spent most of her time playing sports alongside her six siblings. She was crowned Miss Teen California her senior year of high school, and went on to Brigham Young University where she graduated in Human Development. Her love of family, church, writing, athletics, and singing and dancing keeps her life busy and fulfilled. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three children.

Author Links:

Twitter:  @JRobertsAuthor


1 comment:

  1. Hi Steph! Thanks for letting Reflection stop by your blog! Great review! I loved what you said about the dialogue being pulled right from her mind. Thanks again. PS - Very cute blog button