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Brave Enough: Book Review

Brave Enough: Book Review

TITLE: Brave Enough

Author: Kati Gardner

Release Date: August 21, 2018

RATING: ★★★★☆

4 out of 5 stars

I’m not going to lie, this book made me cry in the last few chapters. It was such a real book, that I could feel the emotions of the characters. I really enjoyed the journey and ups and downs of the book.

This book is about a ballerina named Cason, who is diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Davis is an overcoming addict who had cancer when he was younger.

I loved Cason as a main character, at first I thought she might be stuck up, but then I realized that she was just a young girl, trying to find her place in the world after being diagnosed with cancer.

Natalie – Cason’s mom, was also a character that I enjoyed seeing blossom.

Another thing I loved about this book was the band of secondary characters, they were all well-formed and all had personalities of their own. I also loved that their was diversity to the characters.

The last few chapters of this book flew by for me, seeing Cason and Davis find hope in their own ways was inspiring and captivating. Also learning that the author also had cancer made it so much more real & authntic to me as a reader.

Warning: This book covers drug addiction and might be a trigger.


Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory’s artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason’s life. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much worse than anyone imagines.

Davis Channing understands all too well what it’s like to give up control of your life. He’s survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. Now he’s been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he’s got it together, Davis’s ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her addiction, barrels back into his life.

Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?”

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Thanks so much for reading my book review!


Sarah June


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