Review: In Honor by Jessi Kirby {A Truly Amazing Story!}

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Hardcover, 240 pgs.
Published May 8th, 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Source: Borrowed

Description from Goodreads
A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.”

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?

There are few no words I would ever find to adequately describe the beauty of this book.  This book was everything I could ever want.  More than I could ever dream of.  This book was so gorgeous that it made me cry just because of the perfectness.  The writing was beyond beautiful, the characters were so real that I felt like they were people I really knew.  And while they were amazing they also had their faults which made them even more real.  
This is a book that would be easy for me to just gush and gush and gush about.  I don’t even know what to say other than I really hope you read this book.  It made me cry, it made laugh, it made me feel all those things you want to feel and experience from a truly amazing book.  I honestly cannot recommend this book highly enough, whether you’re a teenager or an adult it is a must read.  And if you don’t read contemporary, well, this is the one to start with.  GO FREAKING READ IT!
5/5 stars!  There’s no way I could rate this one less!
Disclosure:  I read an advanced reading copy of this book.  I borrowed this book from a friend and was not paid or influenced in any way.  All opinions expressed are my own.
This book qualifies for the 2012 YA Contemporary Reading Challenge.

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  1. Wow, high praise indeed! I have heard great things about In Honor, that it’s a really powerful book. Bumping it up on the TBR list:)

  2. This one sounds so good! I’ve been wondering if it was as good as it sounded, and from your review it looks like it is! I’m definitely picking it up. Thank you!

  3. I have seen this around but this is the first review I have read. I don’t read much contemporary but this week that is what I have read. Reading Pretty Amy and it is rough so far. This is the one I should read. I love gorgeous writing. I want this now! How is the blog coming?

  4. Lol you reminded me that I still need to put a hold on this one at my library. So many people are saying this is such a great contemp to read and I have to try it out.

    Thanks for the great review!

  5. I am really, REALLY looking forward to picking this one up when it releases this week! It sounds like it’ll be just wonderful. I love books where it leaves so many people wanting to gush!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  6. A road trip from Texas to Cali, that is something I’ve always wanted to do.

    The emotional punch this one seems to pack definitely makes me want to read it. Why hadn’t I heard of it before? Thanks for the review.

  7. LOL ♥. I haven’t read it but I keep seeing it around and good covers always intrigue me. I’m still not sure if this book is for me, but I trust your judgement and so once I get a whole bunch of other books read, I think I’ll borrow this one from the library and find out if I’ll love it as much as you do.

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