That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard

That Time I Joined the CircusThat Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing  

Lexi is traveling to Florida to find her mom who supposedly is traveling with a circus. When she gets to Florida she gets sucked into the melee. Her mom isn't at the circus, but her future is. She finds new friends and she gets a maybe-boyfriend. And then her ex-best friend shows up.

It's a pretty good book. I liked the whole circus part of the book. It was different than most young adult novels I've read. But at the same time its a lot like other young adult novels. It has the teens, the love, and the hope for a future.

Not too shabby for a weekend read.

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Lexi Ryan just ran away to join the circus, but not on purpose.

A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake--and facing a terrible tragedy--Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi's mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.

When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn't there . . . but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus's fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.

But then Lexi's ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it's Lexi's own future that's thrown into question.

With humor, wisdom, and a dazzlingly fresh voice, this debut reminds us of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, and the importance of an excellent playlist




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