Becoming A Butterfly by Mia Castile



Book Name: Becoming A Butterfly
Author: Mia Castile
Publisher: Entwined Publishing
Release date: May 19, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Warnings: Mature matters
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Other Novels: Butterfly Kisses
Book Trailer: Butterfly Kisses & The Ocean
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, GoodRead
Author Site: Website
Buying Locations: Amazon

16 year old Lacey was never the center of attention, unless she was tripping, stammering, or being deposited into a pool by the local popular kids. All she wanted was to fit in, until one night when everything changed.
Jade and Tasha, her two best friends, helped her create an online personality that was everything she wanted to be – and it was only the beginning. In doing so she attracted the attention of Henry, her lifelong crush and next door neighbor. Unfortunately it was Farrah, her online personality and not herself, he was interested in.
She also attracted Chase the brooding, quiet, anti-social new kid of Brownsburg High School, who easily figured out her secret and blackmailed her. They forged a friendship that was both unique and complicated.
Lacey must decide if revealing herself to Henry and her entire school as the cool, charming, and funny Farrah is worth possibly losing him forever, and she finds herself needing to make an even harder decision than she ever thought possible. When did the lines between truth and lies get so blurred?
Becoming a Butterfly is a story about coming of age and finding yourself when you never knew you were lost.
(Excerpt from GoodRead)

This book was generously donated to me by the author in return for a fair and honest review.
October is Stop Bullying month, so this book was kind of perfect. Lacey is the loser in school. She’s shy and awkward and wants nothing more than the chance to fit in. After a night of fun with her friends, Lacey creates her alterego: Farrah, a fun and outgoing girl with everything to look forward to in the future. But with this new identity, comes a tangled mess of lies. Oh how these lies seem to grow with every passing page. If that wasn’t bad enough, she catches the attention of her next door neighbor and heartthrob, Henry… and the new kid, gorgeous Chase.
A good portion of the book I was torn between smacking Lacey upside the head and hugging her. She was just so beaten and so desperate… and so lonely. It was heartbreaking at times.
Nevertheless, I loved this book. I would have liked to see more loves between Chase and Lacey, but I’m hoping it’ll happen in book two. *fingers crossed*
All in all, fantastic read. I look forward to more soon.
In conclusion:
Will I read the next book? Yes.
Will I tell my friends about this book? Yes.
Did I enjoy it? Yes.
About The Author
I enjoyed telling my stories as a small child, of an imaginary friend, named Charlotte. I don”t remember interacting with her; but I always told tales of our adventures. I guess even as a small girl the creativity started early.
I don”t speak Spanish, unfortunately, even though my father emigrated from Mexico. He met my mother in the United States. They were married for nine years, but in the end, went separate ways. Thank God, my grandparents were able to help raise me and my sister.
I did a lot of my creative writing during my classes in high school. I almost flunked Algebra that year, but I walked away with the beginnings of my first novel, The Ocean. I only wrote seven or eight chapters before I became overwhelmed. I set it aside eventually forgetting about it but stuck with writing poetry as I continued with my life, even into my “Urban” phase. This was the time of my life that I say “”My slang got a little twang in it”.” I did a lot of growing up over the next few years.
I have always lived in Indianapolis. I love the feel of this city. It”s small enough to get anywhere in about forty-five minutes, but has a nice big city feel downtown. When you get all dolled up and go out on the town, you really enjoy it.
I have vivid dreams. That is where I get most of my inspiration for my plots and themes. It was a series of dreams that forced my hand to begin writing again. I began writing the series Generations. When I was half way through the storyline, (not the first novel) The Ocean began creeping back into my mind. It became an obsession and I realized I had to write it again. These two stories are very intricate to why I became a writer.

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