The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott @TheGingerScott #review

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  eeb46-review2bimage2b12Please read the other books in the series before you even attempt this one. They are closure books, but out of the characters in the series I think Nate, from a previous book is the complex male character, this book has Paige. I think we FINALLY get the answers to how this scandalous character has come to be.
At the first intro to Paige and her friend/enemy Chandra you are appalled at the way she throws her sister under the bus. I admit it was so hard to read the first half of this book. I was disgusted by Paige and her need to fit in with the sorority. Thinking that Chandra was on a pedestal was outrageous. So, moving on…I will say that Houston’s character had a really unique story. There is a lot that happens to finally put the tiny pieces together for Houston. 


I really found the backstory of Paige the most fascinating because, like I said it helps to get to the rotten roots and evil personality. Do I hate her? not anymore. I liked her twin sister so much more than I could ever have imagined. There is a tale of forgiveness here. Overall I think the evil Paige may just be the bruise in your apple, ya know the one you cut out and eat the rest? That one, yeah maybe she is even a little juicy.


Lastly there are a few minor characters that I needed to balance out the evil. Thankfully I liked Houston’s Mom, the best friend and sorta simple Casey, and lastly Leah. I want to add that I loved Chandra. Yeah I know the nemesis is to be hated and I did hate her but I loved to hate her. She is THE one that you love to hate. I think weaving a character as complex as Chandra was not easy, so therefore I appreciate the evil **^*#* even more!


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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, “Waiting on the Sidelines,” is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read her book now in Amazon’s kindle store. 
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

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