Vain by Fisher Amelie



VAIN Synopsis:

If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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My Review:

When I started reading Vain by Fisher Amelie I expected it to be just another love story between two young adults with some petty drama. But, boy was I wrong!!! Vain takes on an issue, specifically a man that currently has the entire world watching him: Joseph Kony.

“I wanted for nothing. Except attention. And I got that, I’ll admit, not in the healthiest of ways. I won’t lie to you, it felt gratifying…in a sense. I was rather unrestrained with my time and body. I wasn’t different from most girls I knew. Well, except the fact I was exponentially better looking, but why beat a dead horse? The only difference between them and myself was I kept them wanting more. I used many, many, many boys and tossed them aside, discarding them, ironically, like many of them did to so many other girls before me.”

That is Sophie talking, hence why the title of this book is called Vain. She is wealthy, self-centered, spoiled, and knows that she is beautiful. She is also reckless, unhappy, and willing to do anything for attention. But, when she gets caught for the second time with cocaine, her life is forever changed when the judge sentences her to work in an orphanage in Uganda.

It is here in Uganda that Sophie is introduced to the children that have suffered from Kony’s desire to lead an army. It opens her up to the realization that there are far greater problems in this world other than throwing parties, seducing young men, and keeping up appearances. It is also here in Uganda that she meets a fellow worker at the orphanage named Ian who goes by Dingane.

Ian understands who she is and does not have an issue with telling her what a shallow person she is when she first arrives in Uganda.

“You want to stick with what’s easy for you. You foresee the amount of work it would take to transform yourself and you’re too frightened to embrace the challenge. Now that, Sophie Price, is a real weakness.”

With his bluntness and obvious disdain, Ian shows by example that there is a life more important than Sophie’s. Sophie begins to relax, become involved, and embrace her current atmosphere.

Vain is a story of finding oneself and believing in a cause bigger than your social status. Vain is not only Sophie’s story but the story of many others. We may not have the same amount of money and/or vanity as Sophie but we all go on some type of journey to have our ‘aha’ moment and find our true passion.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Vain in exchange for an honest review.

MY RATING: 4 Stars

Author Bio:

Fisher Amelie

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client’s said, ‘Hey! You’re funny. You should write books’. Which in turn she said, ‘Hey, get out of here! This is the lady’s restroom.’ While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.







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