Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour. First up on this tour is Keep Her by Leora Krygier. This book has some very unique aspects about it that I can’t wait to share with you!Keep Her by Leora Krygier
Published by She Writes Press on September 6th 2016
Destiny doesn t factor into seventeen-year-old adoptee Maddie s rational world, where numbers and scientific probability have always proven to be the only things she can count on as safe and reliable. Still, Maddie is also an artist who draws on instinct and intuition to create the collages she makes from photographs and the castoff scraps she saves. But when her brother falls in with a Los Angeles street gang, Maddie loses her ability to create art. Then fate deals Maddie a card she can t ignore: Aiden, a young filmmaker she meets when a water main bursts inside a camera store. Aiden is haunted by the death of his younger brother, and a life-changing decision he must now make whether or not to keep his baby daughter. Caught in a whirlpool of love and loss, Maddie and Aiden find that art and numbers, a mission to save endangered whales, and a worn-out copy of Moby Dick all collide to heal and save them both."
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Keep Her is definitely one of the most unique books I have ever read. You get pieces of the story from two different perspectives – the present narrated by Maddie, and the past shown through letters written from Aiden to his brother Alex. Maddie is an artist and Aiden is an activist who has been on a Greenpeace mission. Our two main characters come from very different lives, but they find a way to connect over the pain of their pasts.
Not only is this story a unique one, but it is paired with a website that allows the reader to get to know the characters on a different level. By visiting www.leorakrygier.net, you can see the story through the eyes of Maddie and Aiden.
On the website, you can see photographs that Maddie took throughout the story on her adventures with Aiden as she tried to find inspiration again. You can see handwritten letters from Aiden to his deceased brother Alex, as he joins Greenpeace and goes on a mission to save humpback whales and comes to terms with the guilt he feels at Alex’s untimely death. There is even a map of Los Angeles, so you can follow Maddie and Aiden on their adventures through the city. One of my favorite things that you can find on the website is a link to a webcam on board the Esperanza, the ship that Aiden travelled on during his time with Greenpeace. Yes, it’s a real ship, and you can see exactly what it’s like to be aboard a ship saving humpback whales!
I didn’t check out the website until I was finished reading Keep Her, but I highly recommend you go take a look at the website and refer to it as you read the book! That would be an awesome experience! I love the extra effort that was put into this work to make it such a unique experience for the reader. If you are a contemporary fan, check out Keep Her, and visit Leora Krygier’s website to complete immerse yourself in this story!
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