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The Comeback 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 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, a fortysomething man and a teenager being so inextricably linked This book is painful, raw and brilliant It s a perfect fictional companion to the reporting done by Ronan Farrow and Kantor Twohey on the Weinstein Hollywood sexual harassment, though Berman actually started her novel months before that story broke The Comeback i 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, a fortysomething man and a teenager being so inextricably linked This book is painful, raw and brilliant It s a perfect fictional companion to the reporting done by Ronan Farrow and Kantor Twohey on the Weinstein Hollywood sexual harassment, though Berman actually started her novel months before that story broke The Comeback is one of those deeply psychological books that gets right under your skin I don t know about the author s personal experiences, but it certainly feels very honest I felt completely immersed in Grace s story and desperate to know what would happen to her In fact, this might be the most emotionally attached I ve felt to a narrative this whole year I d like to say I didn t understand what I was agreeing to, but I think it would be a lie even back then I knew I was giving a part of myself away Grace Turner is a teen actress plucked from obscurity, a rising star taken under the wing of a charming and powerful film director What made this book especially interesting for me is that Grace isn t easy to like She s been groomed by a team of people whose very job it is to make her the centre of attention, to make the world revolve around her, and she has internalized that She obsesses over her image and what people think about her She forgets to ask others how they re doing She alienates family and friends She s been so coddled that she doesn t even know how to successfully crack an egg.And, because of this, because she has been raised as a celebrity and not a person, she is alone So helplessly painfully alone Even the relationships she sort of maintains struggle to survive Behind it all, too, there is a secret she has no one to tell Of a manipulative man who has controlled every aspect of her life, stolen her adolescence and made her needy and dependent, isolated her from the people who used to care.Every page of this book buried into my gut I felt Grace s pain I felt such intense frustration at what people are allowed to get away with The Comeback forces us to admit that sometimes the one with the charming smile and lots of friends is the monster, and the one who seems selfish and sheltered is the victim We ve seen this in real life action Weinstein had so many friends, donated to all the right causes people loved that guy.I want to add, though, that while this book goes to some dark and depressing places, it is not a dreary and hopeless book It is not called The Comeback for nothing We just have to fall to the worst kind of lows with Grace in order to find the comeback so wholly satisfying.Please be aware that this story contains on page sexual assault and substance abuse Quotes were taken from an uncorrected advance copy.Facebook Instagram 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 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

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