{Review} The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

centralpicksbykelly{Review} The Final Piece by Maggi MyersThe Final Piece by Maggi Myers
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing on July 2, 2013
Genre(s): Coming of Age (NA)
Pages: 313

Our Rating

4.5 Stars

Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces.

Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive.

Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended family, Beth embarks on a journey of healing far from the horrors of her home. In her darkest moments, she meets a boy named Ryan. For one incredible summer, Ryan shows Beth what it’s like to act her own age.

To feel free and let go.
If only for a while.

Years later, another tragedy threatens to shatter the life Beth has carefully crafted. When faced, yet again, with more pieces to pick up, Beth begins to question what her choices have cost her.
Leaving her old life behind, she sets forth on a pilgrimage that will bring her back to the boy she could never forget. He wants to help her pick up the pieces of her life, but is she willing to do what it takes to become whole again?

Can she trust him with a piece of herself?

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.


This is a very emotional story. It deals with rape by a close family friend. Although there are details, the author handles it very well. I suggest you do not read this or skip over the details if rape is a trigger for you. This is Beth’s story of her pain and her rebirth! Rebirth. This is the only word that I can think to describe Beth. She is reborn by the end of the book.

So many years she had to step outside herself and not be present in her mind, just to get through her life until she can’t take it anymore. What happens after, some would say may be just as bad as the first betrayal…..this time by her parents.

At 14 and having no support at home, she goes to live with her grandparents where she begins to heal. She has to heal all the way around before she can take down her walls. With the help of some very special people she begins that process, until life throws her a few more curveballs and fastpitches before it allows her to finally have her happy ending.

This book really brought me in with the first few chapters, which rarely happens lately. The key to a good book is for an attention grabber in the first few chapters. The Final Piece definitely did that. I cared about Beth and wanted to protect her and I loved Ryan for all his amazing qualities. The authors words make you want to keep going even though Beth’s life is hard to read about. You want to scream and tell her whats best for her; tell her to stay and hang on. Over all this story was entertaining, well written, and kept my attention through the whole book. There wasn’t a time where I wanted to move on. I was invested in this book and the characters.

Check it out and come back to let me know what you think.

About Maggi Myers

Born in West Des Moines, IA and raised in Miami, FL, I have an appreciation for the heartland and really good cuban food.

I want to write stories that make people think. The things you thought you knew about other people and their lives? I want to twist those perceptions and make you question everything.

I am a big fan of the underdog. The one that everyone else has written off? That's where my heart is and where my most inspired writing happens.

Author: Kelly

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