Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blog Tour + Review: Less Than Nothing by Russell Blake

R.E. Blake is the pseudonym of the USA Today bestselling author of over 30 novels, featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Sage’s life as a teenage runaway in San Francisco is simple: Snatch a few hours of sleep on park benches and bus stops; dodge perverts, predators, and cops; and make enough as a street musician to eat. But her world flips upside down when she meets Derek – hot, tattooed, and charming, a singer from Seattle whose looks and talent take her breath away. 

What begins as a reluctant partnership quickly develops into a cross-country race against time - and awakens a hunger in Sage that’s unfamiliar and exciting. 
As they travel from coast to coast, Sage and Derek pursue their dream, only to discover that they can never run far enough to escape the demons from their pasts. 
Less Than Nothing is the breakout debut NA novel from USA Today bestseller R.E. Blake that critics are buzzing about and readers can’t put down.

I've always loved coming-of-age novels as well as road books. Some of my favourites have been novels that combine both elements - a main character who's on the road, in difficult circumstances, and through the journey discovers important lessons about herself and the world around her. 

Less Than Nothing is a romance, but it's also an adventure, the story of two people growing into their own skins as their relationship develops. Love stories involving big changes, seismic shifts for the characters, sacrifices and compromises and difficult choices, are the ones I find the most satisfying as a reader. Less Than Nothing is that kind of book. I hope you enjoy it.

5-Stars Review

It is a touching story of two teenagers living on the streets and getting by. I loved the theme of this book, the characters, the story and the way its written. Everything is perfect. I loved it and I hope everyone else would too. It is a great read. I story that will have a long lasting effect.

Sage has been living on streets for a while and she learns to protect herself and keep an eye for trouble. On a lookout 24/7, this is her life now and there is no hope for anything better. She sings and play guitar to earn enough for food but not much. Then one day Derek shows up on her street. He too earns by performing and definitely a competition for her. She is worried that one area is not big enough for two of them. But Derek turns out to be a considerate fellow and soon they become partners....

Derek has a dream and now he wants Sage to come with him. Both find themselves hitchhiking across country to get what they want. Things are not easy for them but in the end they manage to be successful. I liked the way author portrays their struggle. It surely isn't easy to be homeless and penniless. But both teenagers survive the streets, looking out for each other and finally making their dreams come true. It is truly an inspirational story, a must read in my opinion.

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