Title: Malibu Rising
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published in: 2021
Rating: 5 stars
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a story about the Riva family’s struggles. The story begins by telling us about a fire that happened at Nina Riva’s house after her house party ended, but who started it?
Four siblings, Nina, Kit, Jay, and Hud, are the children of Mick Riva and June Costas. Mick and June met when they were just teenagers. Soon after they met, they fell in love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Mick promised June that he would give her everything she desired. They had three beautiful children together. Mick would always come back to see his family as soon as possible until he didn’t. June had to raise her children by herself while working to make money to feed and clothe them. They all grew up to be amazing surfers and extremely famous individuals due to their father’s popularity.
This book got me out of a reading slump. It entertained me from beginning to end with all the plot twists and character development. I loved that Taylor added flashbacks to Mick and June every few chapters to remind us of their story and how they raised their children. Each child had their own struggles and difficulties in life, which really helped me put into perspective that other people’s lives may not be as good as it seems. This story was also really wholesome because of how the siblings were constantly looking out for each other and supporting each other no matter what.
I recommend this to teens that enjoy reading stories with drama and romance. I think teens would like this book because it will always keep you entertained and wanting more. I hope whoever reads this will enjoy it as much as I did.
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