Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Art Of Holding On, by Beth Ann Burgoon


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Life happens, whether you’re ready or not. All you can do is hold on and go along for the ride.


That’s the motto Hadley Jones lives by, and for good reason. Most of the women in her family have repeated the same pattern. Single motherhood. Working two jobs just to scrape by. For Hadley, wanting more is not an option.

Which is why her friendship with Sam Constable was doomed before it even began. He was sweet, popular, and destined for great things outside their small town. But when he risked one kiss, and told her he loved her, Hadley refused to believe they could ever stand a chance. Hurt and angry, Sam moved to his father’s place in Los Angeles, leaving Hadley alone.

Now, a year has passed. Sam is back and more determined than ever to convince Hadley they’re meant to be. But Hadley can’t forget how Sam deserted her. And when Sam learns of the mistake she made while he was gone, she’ll have to decide whether to let him go again, or finally take a stand and fight for the future—and the boy—she wants with all her heart.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The Art Of Holding On is a super-angsty YA story. There is so much back-and-forth, push and pull with Hadley and Sam, and I probably would have given up if they were college students or older. But because they are high schoolers, I put my thoughts aside, and went along for the emotional rollercoaster.

Sam and Hadley were best friends from the age of 10, but everything changed between them after he declared his love for her. (It happens before the book takes place, so the story starts when Sam returns to town after nearly a year away, living with his dad.) I felt like a lot of their issues could have been avoided if they dealt with the situation (her shutting down, him taking off) with more maturity. But Hadley couldn’t help but be consumed by their differences in social statues, and kind of freaked out.
As a result of things they didn’t talk about, they both made some serious errors in judgement, which led to more hurt feelings. It all comes back around nicely when they are both finally honest with one another, and ends with a HFN.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


Beth Ann Burgoon lives in northwestern Pennsylvania where she pens young adult novels that are emotional, sharply written and relatable. She loves coffee, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team and ’80s teen movies.




Website – www.bethannburgoon.com

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