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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
Father Figure by James Cudney was awesome! The story follows the lives of two people, Briana and Amelia. The chapters and years jump back and forth between the two. Briana has always wondered who her father was. Her mother has always been secretive. She takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. Amelia is trying to escape a rough life at home. She goes to college thinking she has finally escaped, only to be dragged back in when a tragedy occurs.
I enjoyed reading Father Figure. In the beginning I thought the story was good and it held my attention. Towards the end, Cudney threw in some plot twists that caused me to lose sleep. I had to stay up and finish the book, which is what made this book so great. I had to know who Briana’s father was and what her mother was hiding. I thought that Briana was a little immature with her attitude, but most teenagers are like that. I understood Briana's need of having to know who her father was. Like her, I just found out who my family really was, due to having a tight-lipped mother. It was the perfect time for me to read this book. Amelia just had bad luck. I kept hoping that something would finally go right for her. It is amazing she turned out as well as she did. If you like mystery and plot twists, then you should read this book! I was actually sad when the story ended. Cudney has gained a fan in me and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future. Amazing!!