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Oct 22, 2013

Book Review: Fight or Flight by Jamie Canosa

Fight or Flight
Title: Fight or Flight
Author: Jamie Canosa
Paperback: 354 pages
Date Published: March 15, 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482695693
ISBN-13: 978-1482695694

Book Blurb:

Be smart.
Keep your head down.
And look out for number one.

These are the rules Jay has lived by for the past two years. The rules of surviving life on the streets. But when Em comes bursting into his life, in all of her disastrous glory, the rules go right out the window.

Flee what’s been left behind.
And never look back.

 Em’s plan was simple. Though, it was easier said than done. The city streets are dangerous and unforgiving to a new arrival. Especially, a seventeen year old girl who’s never known anything but life in the suburbs. Sometimes, however, what’s lurking behind those white picket fences can be more frightening than any dark alley.

Both of them made the same decision when life got overwhelming—to run from their demons. Brought together by fate or circumstance, Em and Jay find the kind of love neither of them ever expected. But when those demons come back to haunt them and their love is on the line, which instincts will they choose to follow this time . . . Fight or Flight?

Krishna's Thoughts
Fight or Flight was the first book of Jamie Canosa that I've read. It was a book filled with dark, deep and painful emotions.

Fight or Flight was about the journey of two broken teenagers who run away from their difficult home situations. Em escaped from the grasp of years of abused from someone who was supposed to take care of her. She left everything and went to the crazy and dangerous life on the streets. She met Jay, the only person who took her in when no one else would.

Jay was a natural protector. When he saw Em roaming around, he had this strong instinct to keep her safe. He worked hard for both of them. It would have been okay but something happened that caused Em's past to catch up with them.

The characters were great. I empathized with their situation and with what they were going through. Em and Jay were both broken by what happened to them. The chemistry was there. I loved their interactions. It was sweet and sometimes sad and painful but so good.

Actually, this book was great. Em and Jay's journey from getting to know each other to falling in love and to facing their pasts was really good. It was heart wrenching at times but that's what makes it good. The only thing I can complain about was that I thought the ending was too abrupt. It was too anti-climatic. I thought it could have been so much better if the ending wasn't too rushed.


Overall, I enjoyed Jamie Canosa's Fight or Flight. It was a good, well written book full of gut wrenching and heart twisting emotions. So, I recommend this to readers who love books that has a romantic but realistic twist. 
PS: I have read the second book of this series and it was so good! I will be posting my review of Now or Never, the sequel of Fight or Flight, on November. It's a must read! 

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About the Author

I am a full time author of YA literature, which I absolutely love! When I'm not writing or spending time with my family, I can usually be found with my nose in a book. I currently reside in Ravena, NY with my wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird and the rabbit.

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