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The Comeback Super exciting news, this book is a BOTM pick as of today I highly recommend this book I am going to start off this review with a bold statement for a bold bookthis book struck me as a mix between My Dark Vanessa and Daisy Jonesthere I said it Now if you don t feel the same after reading this book, certainly don t blame me that was just the vibe I got Now that I got my disclaimer out of the way let s get on with this book that blew me away Grace Turner is missing from Hollywood Super exciting news, this book is a BOTM pick as of today I highly recommend this book I am going to start off this review with a bold statement for a bold bookthis book struck me as a mix between My Dark Vanessa and Daisy Jonesthere I said it Now if you don t feel the same after reading this book, certainly don t blame me that was just the vibe I got Now that I got my disclaimer out of the way let s get on with this book that blew me away Grace Turner is missing from Hollywood She can be found in her quiet hometown standing in a CVS buying her mom tampons and diet pills One of Hollywood s biggest starsshe literally told nobody she was leaving not her agent, her friends or her husband Just slipped into the night and escaped her reality Much as she had been doing for years except with drugs and alcohol.I don t know if I can express all of my feelings about this book without writing my own book It just evokes so many feeling in the reader This book captured how at 14 Grace discovered that she had a new power The power that adults had to pay attention to her and found they were trying to please her and win her over What 14 year old has that power A child superstar, that is who What an odd realization for a 14 year old Also to be stripped away from your family and friends Having nobody as a support except for the people in the industry, the people being paid to be your support system Enter Able Yorke famous director whom takes Grace under his wing he made her, she is nothing without her Or so she is made to think.So I fully went into this expecting My Dark Vanessa all the way Having read both excellent books, I do feel this one will appeal to a wider audience The only thing these two novels have in common are about the subject matter the abuse of power by a figure of authority over a young girl The difference isGrace knows she was a victim Grace knows Able abused his power over her Grace knows and she wants him to pay Also unlike Vanessa this book doesn t go into the graphic details that Vanessa did We know abuse took place but we are spared from living through every gut wrenching detail So I feel the message came across and will appealto a larger audience because it is much easier to read I never once felt uncomfortable reading this book, yet I got the message loud and clear.I loved so much about this book..the short chapters were so easy to read Grace was so darn real, I loved we got to see her in her hometown and her Hollywood self When Grace gets a chance to make the world see Able for who he really is.I was anxiously waiting to see if she was brave enoughThis book is fantastic and I can t recommend it enough The author didn t simply write on the current situation in Hollywood that has now been outed to the rest of the world She had been writing this novel before that news hit the media Upon reading her bio, I would say it is safe to say she has been witness to some of these power moves made by men in power since really the beginning of time Yet, you don t have to be a Hollywood star to know this happens every single dayeverywherein the world A story of disgusting, vile, manipulative, abuse of power of a young girl A young girl just trying to be successful in a big world.Thank you so very much to Berkley for sending me this amazing book Ella Berman does such a good job of describing the ways Grace was psychologically abused by the man who plucked her out of nowhere at the age of thirteen, turned her into a star, but repeatedly tells her she s messed up in the head and he knows her better than she knows herself Like any abuser, her cuts her off from family and friends and anyone who might advocate on her behalf At any age, there are people out there who can make you doubt your talent, but when you re only thirteen, you re espe Ella Berman does such a good job of describing the ways Grace was psychologically abused by the man who plucked her out of nowhere at the age of thirteen, turned her into a star, but repeatedly tells her she s messed up in the head and he knows her better than she knows herself Like any abuser, her cuts her off from family and friends and anyone who might advocate on her behalf At any age, there are people out there who can make you doubt your talent, but when you re only thirteen, you re especially vulnerable According to the author s note, she began writing this novel before all the metoo revelations about powerhouses like Harvey Weinstein were finally being revealed openly Movie stars and other women with celebrity like the women at Fox News propaganda were mostly what made the news, but it s hard for me to imagine any woman who doesn t have some stories about men who held conversations with our breasts and not us or being held down and raped and then not been believed by cops and endlessly being told to smile when we re just walking down the street, as if it s our job to bring sunshine and happiness to all, especially men This is a well written novel, although it s not fun or happy The main character Grace is flawed but relatable even if her story is different than the majority of us who aren t naturally Hollywood style beautiful and famous Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES AUGUST 11, 2020 As soon as you grab this book, you think this is just about Metoo movement and cursingto the guy leaned on a walker throughout trails, dropping his Crocodile tears But this book is beyond sexual allegations, psychical and mental tortures women have been enduring to take a leading role in LaLa land.This is amazing, realistic portrait of a childhood artist facing with the realities of the biggest industry of the world, learning how to survive without getting any emotional support of her lo As soon as you grab this book, you think this is just about Metoo movement and cursingto the guy leaned on a walker throughout trails, dropping his Crocodile tears But this book is beyond sexual allegations, psychical and mental tortures women have been enduring to take a leading role in LaLa land.This is amazing, realistic portrait of a childhood artist facing with the realities of the biggest industry of the world, learning how to survive without getting any emotional support of her loved ones, forming fake, artificial relationships, put herself on her a spiral, loses in a dangerous rabbit hole of alcohol, drugs, self destruction.This is Grace s heart wrenching and thought provoking story a child star became famous almost overnight You think it lasted in fifteen minutes as Andy Warhol said but unfortunately she didn t get away so easy She was manipulated by the man she worked for and suffered from his hot cold manners, instable emotional turmoil The man forced her to work on the stunts she never wanted to but she did it anyways to get his approval After her sister s born, she already lost her own parents interest and now she was swimming in the ocean full of sharks and she needed a life buoy to hold on to for surviving, but she chose the wrong guy to trust.Yes, the guy s name is Able in his forties, married with children, playing mind games with Grace and Grace turned into mild Fatal Attraction kind of obsessive, stalking Abe s wife and children, befriending them.And of course at her 21, she is married with Dylan who is the only kind and decent character of the book One of his kind and he is hard to be found in Hollywoodland Two young guys are still children but they tried so hard to act like adults and ruin everything with their relationship.Grace gets lost and turns back to Anaheim to live with her parents that s where the book start and we go back and forth of her journey between past and present to know how she lost herself and struggling to find her place on this earth but as you may imagine, her self absorbed mom and her dad didn t welcome her with open hands or ask her what is happening to her One year later they kick her out And she turns back to Hollywood but she doesn t know what she s doing, how she s going to cope I enjoyed intriguing writing, realistic approach of movie industry and struggles of young actress This is amazing book how women fight for their way to land meaningful behind the camera gigs, how important for them to speak and raise their voices, support each other to get the praise they fully earned.The characterization is satisfying, complex, layered Pacing is good, keeping your interest intact.The only thing I didn t like the epilogue and vague ending I was so ready to give five stars but that indecisive ending didn t work so well for me And I have to admit, I m so surprised this is a debut novel but I m also happy we have a brand new talented writer on the board By the way she has great choices about eating places at Abbott Kinney Grace meets with her friends at my favorite cafes Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sending me this unique ARC and congratulations to Ella Berman for her writing journey and this amazing book.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter June s Reading Vlog Video is up Click the link to see where this one ranks along with all my other June books The Written ReviewYou know, I don t expect you to give me any special treatment, but I thought you could at least pretend to like meGrace Turner former child star, current disaster girl has spent the last year away from the public eye aka hiding Looking back, I felt ashamed of how much I wanted it all She s newly sober and permanently numb, but for the June s Reading Vlog Video is up Click the link to see where this one ranks along with all my other June books The Written ReviewYou know, I don t expect you to give me any special treatment, but I thought you could at least pretend to like meGrace Turner former child star, current disaster girl has spent the last year away from the public eye aka hiding Looking back, I felt ashamed of how much I wanted it all She s newly sober and permanently numb, but for the first time in a yearshe finds herself beginning to come out of her self imposed isolation.Able Yorke the man behind Grace s rise to fame is about to receive a lifetime achievement award and Grace is asked to present it and she s never felt colder I was untouchable, unstoppable, hurtling down a path to immortality so rapidly, so immaculately, that not one person stopped to question how it all worked so well She s confronted with the fact that no amount of hiding could cover up what happened to herand now she has a choice One that will change her life foreverAre you gonna be okay he asks after a moment I have no ideaSo, objectively, this one was well written.The characters felt believable and the emotions that were wrought from me were real Grace s survival was poignant and impactful The flashbacks worked really well with the story format and served to bring about emotional change within the main character.It has an ode to the MeToo movement and gave me serious Speak vibes However, much like the original Speak, the pacing felt off to me There s lot of this book is spentwaitingas Grace s character develops and as events slowly unfold I wished that there wasaction particularly at the end to really give that self righteous oomph that I feel would ve given that book an essential lift A huge thank you to Berkley Pub for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review Hmmm well where do I start with this one The story highlights on Grace Turner a young star that rose quickly in Hollywood who disappears suddenly after a few years of fame Ella Berman explores an intimate look at the life of a young woman trying to put her life back together after a tragedy Grace turns to alcohol and drugs to cope with the horrible things that happened to her as a teenager on film sets and behind closed doors Now a year later, Grace in her 20 s is trying to put her life b Hmmm well where do I start with this one The story highlights on Grace Turner a young star that rose quickly in Hollywood who disappears suddenly after a few years of fame Ella Berman explores an intimate look at the life of a young woman trying to put her life back together after a tragedy Grace turns to alcohol and drugs to cope with the horrible things that happened to her as a teenager on film sets and behind closed doors Now a year later, Grace in her 20 s is trying to put her life back together Grace knows that the private life and facing her demons with old friends, movie sets, and that lifestyle may bedifficult than she can handle But, when she is asked to present an award to director Able Yorke..the man who controlled her every move for 8 years Grace realizes she can t keep running from her demons I was very excited to get my hands on this and was expecting a tale of wicked revenge But, I have to say this isof an intimate look into the psyche of Grace and how she overcomes her fears, demons, and facing the truth It was a bit slow for me and there wasn t much going on throughout the novel until the end I was a little bored and upon the ending was just thinking that s it What I did love We get a look into the darker aspects of Hollywood and men in power roles But, would I say that this is on my top list to read No, unfortunately.Overall, 3 stars for me on this one.Thank you to Berkley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 8 11 20Published to GR 1 27 20 3.75 stars There have been quite a few books in recent years that explore the topics brought up in the metoo movement I consider it a good thing that publishers arewilling to take on these type of stories Now while I wouldn t say The Comeback is my favorite out of the ones I have read, I still found it to be a worthwhile read I rarely bust out the quarter stars when rating a book but because I found the novel to be thought provoking I figured it was worthy ofthan 3.5 stars.Grace 3.75 stars There have been quite a few books in recent years that explore the topics brought up in the metoo movement I consider it a good thing that publishers arewilling to take on these type of stories Now while I wouldn t say The Comeback is my favorite out of the ones I have read, I still found it to be a worthwhile read I rarely bust out the quarter stars when rating a book but because I found the novel to be thought provoking I figured it was worthy ofthan 3.5 stars.Grace Turner catapulted to fame as an actress when she was a teenager Steadily working for years, Grace disappears from the limelight for a year and gets sober She s now back in Los Angeles and has been asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke He s the person who helped kick start her career in Hollywood Able is very controlling, among other things The story alternates between the past when Grace is working as an actress as well as the present time in which she s trying to get her life back together Harvey Weinstein might come to mind while reading this book and what s interesting is according to the author s note she started writing this book months before the what was going on in Hollywood became headline news While the subject matter in this book might be difficult for some to read, most of the story is about the aftermath of working with a particular person It gets a little graphic but not nearly to the extent I have read in other books dealing with the same topics.The pace of the book is very slow and it honestly feels like not much is happening to advance the story But I do believe there is value in sticking with it In my opinion it is a bookappreciated after you are done reading and have seen the character s entire story arc And the fact there aren t many standout moments actually gives itof a realistic feel There s just something unique about this book and how it was written Maybe some readers will find it boring, but I thought it was a thought provoking read.Thank you to Berkley for providing me with an advance copy in exchange for an honest review I thought this book would be a straight shot of payback and retribution However, my expectations were too low because it s so muchIt s a layered and nuanced story of a still young child star grasping to find herself and her voice living in the Hollywood spotlight Clearing the fog moments at a time, Grace takes a step and then stops, paralized Where is she going And where has she been Everyone asks, but she doesn t know.I wasn t sure that I liked Grace at first Her interactions with I thought this book would be a straight shot of payback and retribution However, my expectations were too low because it s so muchIt s a layered and nuanced story of a still young child star grasping to find herself and her voice living in the Hollywood spotlight Clearing the fog moments at a time, Grace takes a step and then stops, paralized Where is she going And where has she been Everyone asks, but she doesn t know.I wasn t sure that I liked Grace at first Her interactions with her family didn t win favor, but I found myself appreciating her complex personality and hoping for her happiness theI read.She s very witty too Buried in piles of self doubt are many droll comments made by Grace as she observes her existence Those little gems brighten a sometimes bleak outlook.Adding evencolor is a Nativity scene performed by a youth group of the laugh out loud snort out your drink variety The author s writing ability had me sniggering and recalling attempts to bottle an inappropriate laugh which you really can t and thus intensifies the humor.I loved this and highly recommend it to readers liking women s stories.I received a print copy from a Goodreads Giveaway Thank you to Penguin Random House, Ella Berman, and Goodreads Five stunning stars If this doesn t end up being a summer bestseller, I ll be quite disappointed.This is everything a fantastic novel can and should be Raw and fucking beautiful, The Comeback deserves every bit of praise I ve seen given to it Praise for the writing, the characters, the emotion it claims it with every paragraph.There s so much I could say, but so little of it will do this beautiful book justice It scooped my heart out of my chest, then carried it so lovingly that I didn t c Five stunning stars If this doesn t end up being a summer bestseller, I ll be quite disappointed.This is everything a fantastic novel can and should be Raw and fucking beautiful, The Comeback deserves every bit of praise I ve seen given to it Praise for the writing, the characters, the emotion it claims it with every paragraph.There s so much I could say, but so little of it will do this beautiful book justice It scooped my heart out of my chest, then carried it so lovingly that I didn t care to have it back Thanks to Penguin Random House and Edelweiss for the review copy A Deep Dive Into The Psyche Of A Young Actress Raised In The Spotlight Under The Influence Of A Charming, Manipulative Film Director And The Moment When She Decides His Time For Winning Is OverAt The Height Of Her Career And On The Eve Of Her First Golden Globe Nomination, Teen Star Grace Turner DisappearedNow, Tentatively Sober And Surprisingly Numb, Grace Is Back In Los Angeles After Her Year Of Self Imposed Exile She Knows The New Private Life She Wants Isn T Going To Be Easy As She Tries To Be A Better Person And Reconnect With The People She Left BehindBut When Grace Is Asked To Present A Lifetime Achievement Award To Director Able Yorke The Man Who Controlled Her Every Move For Eight Years She Realizes That She Can T Run From The Secret Behind Her Spectacular Crash And Burn For Much Longer And She S The Only One With Nothing Left To LoseAlternating Between Past And Present, The Comeback Tackles Power Dynamics And The Uncertainty Of Young Adulthood, The Types Of Secrets That Become Part Of Our Sense Of Self, And The Moments When We Learn That Though There Are Many Ways To Get Hurt, We Can Still Choose To Fight Back 4 STARS Such a great read, I read it in one sitting It was raw and addictive, I loved the writing and I find the story poignant Grace s story broke my heart, I felt sorry for her It deals with tough stuff and it s realistic and wild It was fast paced and Grace s journey was emotional I loved Grace and Esme s relationship through the book.Grace and Dylan s relatinship also was interesting, they have some great moments If you are looking for something different than your usual reads you should de 4 STARS Such a great read, I read it in one sitting It was raw and addictive, I loved the writing and I find the story poignant Grace s story broke my heart, I felt sorry for her It deals with tough stuff and it s realistic and wild It was fast paced and Grace s journey was emotional I loved Grace and Esme s relationship through the book.Grace and Dylan s relatinship also was interesting, they have some great moments If you are looking for something different than your usual reads you should definitely check this one


About the Author: Ella Berman

Ella Berman grew up in both London and Los Angeles and worked at Sony Music before starting the clothing brand London Loves LA She lives in London with her husband, James, and their dog, Rocky The Comeback is her first novel, coming August 11, 2020.


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