The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish: Book Review

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Ethan’s best friend Kasey was in a tragic accident and it was all Ethan’s fault. In that moment, Ethan was changed forever. Can Ethan move on? Can Ethan ever get his care-free life back?

Wow. Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed this book. I could not put it down. The characters were real, flawed, and struggling to deal with their own demons. When Ethan meets the many colorful characters in his new town, I love how Ethan learns from them and learns how to forgive himself. This is a must-read book for grades four and up. Do not let this one sit on your TBR pile for long!

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One thought on “The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish: Book Review

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. The premise reminds me of another book , The Trail, which I really enjoyed but felt skewed toward middle school more than 4/5. I’ll look forward to checking this out. Thanks!

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