Isabella Anders has always been the girl that never fit in. Most days she feels invisible, especially when she’s around her older sister, Hannah, who catches the eye of everyone, including Kai and Kyler, the boys who live next door.
Isabella has had a crush on Kyler for years, but knows he’ll never see her as anything more than Hannah’s little sister, unless she finds a way to standout.
When Isabella gets an offer from her grandmother to travel overseas for the summer, she seizes the opportunity, hoping she’ll discover more about herself. And she does, but not in the way that she expected.
Three months later, Isabella returns home an entirely new person. The change is enough to catch both Kyler and Kai’s attention. But Isabella is still struggling with what she discovered over the summer and until she deals with the truth, she’ll never truly be herself.
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Do you know what I love about Jessica Sorensen? That she is consistent. Her writing gets better with each story.
In The Year I Became Isabella Anders, we see Isabella really come into her own. She lives with her parents and her older sister but is treated second rate. When her grandmother takes her to Europe with her cousin for the summer she leans to love herself.
What I love about this story is that it's about a girl who is made to feel like she is less than nothing but still pushes herself. She has a crush on a neighbor Kyler, who has always been kind to her and not allowed others to bully her. Kyler's brother Kai is also an outsider and while he and Isabella used to be close life happens. I loved that before she left he wants to keep in contact with her and asks her to text him pics. He slowly seeped into my system and I wanted to root for them because both of them are outsiders.
When secrets are revealed I was in shock! I mean I love me some drama but I didn't expect that and now my mind is turning over and over with the Who? What? Where? and Why's. I can't wait until the next installment because I need to know what happens with Isabella and Kai's journey as well as her journey with her family.
I was saddened during some of the parts of this book. I couldn't believe how some people allow others to be treated. I was pissed with her Dad I wanted to slap him. But overall this is a great story and Jessica has once again out done herself. Right away I was drawn in and refused to stop reading until I had no more to read.
Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.