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In Honor Book Review


I loved Jessi Kirby’s debut novel Moonglass, so when I heard she was coming out with In Honor, I got seriously excited :) The premise of the novel seemed amazing, too. When I started it, I wasn’t able to put it down until I finished it. 
In Honor is about a girl, Honor, who’s brother died in service in Iraq. In his last letter to her, he jokingly asks her to tell one of her favorite pop-stars about “her handsome older brother”. She decides to take a road trip to California to do just that. Along the way, her brother’s ex-best friend, Rusty,  comes along and some drama definitely ensues. 
During In Honor, Honor uses the road trip as a chance to finally say good-bye to her brother and part ways with him, completely. This book definitely helps show the power of healing from loss and forgiveness. She also becomes closer to Rusty and figures out along the way what happened between her brother and him. 
She does a lot of really cool things, too. She goes scuba-diving and gets to go to one of the most peaceful places on the Earth. Also, she starts to really like Rusty. The characters are all so realistic and shown to be healing from the big loss in all different ways.
In Honor has a bittersweet ending, but a realistic one. This book is an amazing book! It’s captivating and shows how humans get over loss. Honor and Rusty were two amazing characters that have so many depths to their emotion. I’d give this book four out of five stars. 
Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.
Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

19 comments:

  1. I love road trip novels and I love Jessi Kirby! This one sounds so meaningful but also hopeful:)

    Thanks for the review!

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    1. I love road trip novels, too. They always seem to be really good :)

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  2. This one sounds great. I looking forward to reading this book. Love the review and thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it. It's really good!

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  3. This book looks so good, I love her dress lol Great REview!

    your newest follower,
    Kristin
    youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

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    1. Her dress is cute :) I followed your blog. Thanks so much!

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  4. What books would you say are similar to this one?

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    1. I think Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson definitely has some similarities. Both characters have to deal with similar issues and accept them. Hope that helps :)

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  5. I just finished reading Moonglass too c: I look forward to reading this one!

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    1. I loved Moonglass and I thought In Honor was just as good :)

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  6. This just came in the mail today! I can't wait to read it! Great review!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of it! :)

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  7. I am so looking forward to read this book! I can't help myself, but I really like this kind of books and the fact, that this one has some bittersweet end makes it even more interesting. Thank you for the review:)

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  8. cover looks good and her dress too... I looking forward to reading this book. Than you fot this review :))

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  9. Hi there! I came across your blog from goodreads and wanted to say hi and let you know I am your newest follower! In Honor sounds like a great book, especially after reading your review. I knew about it coming out, but kind of got distracted with other releases. Glad I stopped by and read your review. I am going to the beach in about a week, this one sounds like a good one to bring along with me!

    If you like contemporary YA novels, you might want to check out ZERO by Tom Leveen. I just read and reviewed it on my blog and let me tell you, I can't get the book out of my mind!

    Anyway, I definitely will be checking out for more reviews. Feel free to come visit my blog and follow if you like!

    Best Wishes!
    Mia at The Muses Circle




    The Muses Circle

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    1. I'll definitely check it out :) Your review of it sounded great!

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  10. Nice review :) In Honor sounds really good. And her name (Honor) is pretty.

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    1. I've always liked the name Honor, too :)

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  11. I've loved the look of this story! I love realistic books. Thanks for the great review :)

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