Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt

Title: Forgiving Trinity
Author: Liz Reinhardt
Published: December 2011
Pages: 194

Goodreads Summary: At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame.

She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas.

As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?)

Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for her. And it turns out, some of them have made pretty big mistakes, too.

But before she can embrace her new life completely, Trinity has to be forgiven by the one person who is holding out the hardest: herself. It’s not easy changing everything, especially when you don’t think you deserve a second chance. Trinity might make an even bigger mess of things before she figures that out.

When the smoke clears on her latest disaster, will anyone still be standing there?

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My Views: Hmm…this is a different kind of a book. It’s about things that matter and things that don’t. It’s about life, the mistakes one makes and how to overcome them.

The book is a little slow to start with, picks up pace in the middle and ends up slowly. However, this may be the best approach for this kind of a book, where things need to be laid out slowly into the open.

I really liked the way the relationships are shown in this book. It’s so beautiful, heart-touching at times and at others, so fragile. I loved Christian and Ruth, such amazing characters. The easy, heart- felt banter makes you smile and ponder about relationships in your own life.

I also liked the way the psychologist is portrayed in this book unlike the negative light they are often painted in.

The way in which this book is written by the author blogging and getting votes for what happens in the next chapter is both a novel and fascinating concept.

I think that sometimes the situations were stretched a bit more than was required and it could be because I love thrillers so much that the slowness frustrated me at times.

In all, this is a good book for understanding addiction and learning ways to cope up when things get tough.

3/5 stars – I liked it.

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4 thoughts on “Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt”

  1. Thank you for your honest review! It’s funny about pace…thrillers scare the crap out of me and make me feel so nervous! But, that’s the cool thing about books/movies/any art. Everyone can lend their own feelings and experiences. Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you Liz for the opportunity to read this book. I could really relate to the psychological part of this book. 😀 And thank you for portraying the psychologist well. I am a Psychologist myself, so it helps not to have been shown as something else entirely. 😉

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