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Reinventing Jenna Rose is really the perfect name for this book Joni Marie Iraci has written a compulsive fast paced story about one girl s journey towards self discovery and self acceptance Jenna Rose had a tough childhood A father who featured her in child porn photos and a practically absent mother When she discovers she has a grandmother in New York she never knew about she sets out to find her And in finding her grandmother she eventually finds herself This was a compelling coming of age story infused with the perfect amount of humor and hope Jenna had such a troubled childhood Seriously some people should not be allowed to have kids I really admired the quiet strength and resilience in her The relationship she found with her grandmother and some other quirky characters in the story were The highlight of the book for me I think sometimes it just takes that one person to really show you that they care that can completely change the course of your life Jenna truly found that in her grandmother, A neighbor girl, a therapist, and a dog This story was a little gem The perfect addition to your TBR when you re in the mood for a heartwarming story that will make you laugh thank you so much to the author for my copy of this book Reinventing Jenna Rose, Propels The Reader On A Fast Paced Journey Through The Life Of A Young Girl, Jenna Rose, Who Is Determined To Realize Her Self Worth And Overcome The Trauma Of A Childhood Where She Was Forced To Be The Muse For Her Child Photographer Father S Art Jenna S What Now Moment Arises When She Is Left Alone In The Loveless California Lake House She Shares With Her Mostly Absent Mother After Her Parents Divorced Jenna, While Ransacking Her Mother S Closet, Uncovers Evidence Of A Grandmother, Whom She Never Knew Existed Living In New York City This Soon Proves To Be The First Of Many Family SecretsSeemingly, Pulling Courage Up From Her Socks, Jenna Resourcefully Takes Herself Across The Country And Lands On The Upper West Side Of Manhattan Doorstep Of Her Affluent Maternal Grandmother, Katherine O Connor Katherine, Imposing At First, Softens And Begins To Weave A Tale Of Her Own Traumatic Upbringing In An Effort To Get Jenna To Open UpYet, With The Help Of A Street Smart New York Neighbor Girl, A Quirky Therapist, A White German Shepherd And A Story Telling Grandmother, Jenna Overcomes The Hardships Of Her Past, And Comes Into Her Own At The Age Of Thirty Without Retaining The Veil Of Victimhood This Sad, Funny, Quirky Novel, Is Infused With Humor And Literary References While Relating A Multi Generational Family Saga And Legal Thriller In The Voice Of A Young Woman On A Courageous Solo Journey Victim or survivor You read and decide which one Jenna is.I read this book very fast and was very impressed with the story and how Iraci portrayed it on paper It was as if watching it play out on the big screen.Women you don t want to miss this 4 star read this summer The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own Since she was a little girl Jenna Rose has always been her fathers muse, he s a photographer and features her in his art Now her parents are getting a divorced and her mother is never home While left at home again by herself she decides to go through her mothers closet and starts to uncover some family secrets Discovering she has a grandmother that no one has told her about She decides to travel to New York and show up at her grandmothers upper west side apartment Her grandmother Katherine opens up to Jenna and shares her difficult upbringing and Jenna starts to unload her own secrets This book is a coming of age book that has many layers its also dark and sad It features healing and trauma in families You read about the strength that Jenna finds in herself and how she can let go of some of her inner trauma This was a quick read it made me stop and think quite a few times I give this book four stars. I went into this one with a vague idea of the storyline and was immediately hooked Jenna runs away from a childhood of trauma in search of her grandmother in New York City Over time she finds a new community of people that love her, to replace the loving family she never had This new family helps Jenna comes to terms with her past and sets her on a new path A little thriller, a little drama, a little coming of age I finished this book in two sittings It was a fast paced page turner, and I became immediately invested in Jenna and her story I did want a bit information on a couple of details at the end of the story, but all in all, it was a great read Jenna Rose is a very troubled young girl, neglected by her parents, alone and lonely But she proves to be brave and resilient as well, even as she is harboring a dreadful secret Jenna s story is compelling, somewhat tragic, but it is also a story of survival and self discovery. I liked this book It was a quick read for me It was a fast pace book like NYC would be like in my mind had I ever been Jenna Rose is a smart girl form a sad family Yet she pulls through life and and overcomes her hardships of her past It s a sad, funny book with some humor and slit of your family drama Thankfully she has an amazing grandmother to see her through this crazy time in life Thanks to the author for this arc for my honest review and suzyapprovedbooktours for having me on tour Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci is my first time reading this author, and it won t be my last This book was a very quick read It is a dark and sad story but it also has some humor sprinkled in It is very well written, the characters are believable This book kept me turning the pages and kept me engaged The description of New York City makes you feel like you are right there with the characters Iraci rights a wonderful coming of age book following a teenager that is neglected and used as art for her father s porn pictures In this book you see where a person can have the worst possible younger life but with love and acceptance that childhood can be overcome This book will pull at your heartstrings There are some many issues that the author touches on like neglect, abandonment and abuse It takes love from your family, friends to help someone overcome something that tragic You will be rooting for the main character throughout the book I did not want this book to end This was a wonderful debut novel by this author, I can t wait to see what she has in store for us next Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours for having me on this tour. Try to remember it isn t where you start out in life that matters, but where you end up Reinventing Jenna Rose takes readers on an emotional roller coaster, diving into the traumatic story of seventeen year old Jenna Rose A victim of her father s child pornography business and essentially abandoned by her mother, Jenna has endured far pain and tragedy than I could ever imagine at such a young age This title had me thinking about my own relationship with my parents, which I m incredibly grateful for their unconditional love and support throughout my childhood Not everyone is as fortunate though, which Iraci carefully and beautifully reminds us throughout this story.Iraci has written a fast paced novel that certainly pulls at the heart strings, while also inserting tidbits of humor and quirkinesses to keep the story from feeling too heavy I love how this title follows Jenna s journey into her adulthood, creating character and story development that s enjoyable and easy to follow.For anyone looking for a book with all the feels, make sure you add Reinventing Jenna Rose to your TBR list I really liked this book The story depicts the isolated and lonely life of Jenna Rose who was abandoned by her mother and being kept in captivity in her own home by her stepfather who uses her for child pornography After running away from home, Jenna finds her Grandmother in New York who provides her a better life The novel showcases Jenna s struggles to overcome her traumatic past, the journey she takes to gain emotional strength to stand up for herself in court against her stepfather, and transformation into a strong and secure woman with a close circle of friends and a place to call home I enjoyed the character development and the detailed descriptions throughout the book I liked getting into the mind of Jenna and seeing the world through her eyes which were self reflective, honest and insightful I could actually see the scenery and settings in my mind, and feel Jenna s struggles to overcome her hardships The story was both sad and uplifting, highlighting the power of the human spirit, and very well written I highly recommend this book by Joni Iraci, I m looking forward to her next masterpiece.