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Sia - Josh Grayson I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Even though Sia’s storyline is predictable from the beginning and the characters themselves are not wholey original, author Josh Grayson gives us a story that resounds for years to come. Mean Girls with a loss of memory and realizing just how horrible they behave pretty much sums up the plot of this story. Along the lines though, Sia emerges triumphant and with a cheering squad aka the reader.

As the story starts, Sia doesn’t know who she is, where she lives, etc. She knows she’s Sia by the name of the playlist on the ipod she’s wearing. Instead of finding someone who could help her, she strays throughout the city and is “rescued” by thankfully, a kind homeless woman. For the life of me, if she was dressed the way described and with a latest edition ipod, why oh why didn’t she just go to the police?

Eventually she is brought back into her real life, memory still gone and picks up the pieces as she feels they should be. She finds that the person she was is not the person she would want to be now. Things in her life change with family, friends and others. The reader gets to see Sia grow into someone else completely.

I would have liked to have heard more about Sia’s godsend, Carol. There’s a story there that just didn’t get the limelight it deserved. All the characters stories seemed a bit cut short and an expansion on them would have benefited this book as a whole. The book itself is a quick read and I would recommend it to all YA/teen readers, especially those who are of that age. It would give them a lesson on humanity, humility, respect, responsibility, compassion and honor that they would carry on in their life and possibly help out another they see being treated as less.