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Published by Penguin Young Readers on September 10, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Theo is better now. She's eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor. Donovan isn't talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn't do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she's been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse. Brandy Colbert dazzles in this heartbreaking yet hopeful debut novel about learning how to let go of even our most shameful secrets.
I was so excited to read this book and surprisingly it was not for the cover…well maybe it was that a little bit but it was for the story. I had heard that there was topics that I love reading about because it makes the story feel so much more real. And as much as this hurts to write, the book was just okay for me.
We follow a girl named Theo who has gone through ups and downs with her own self. But as things are looking better for her, her best friend is found and things the truth that she tried to hide are starting to become a reality. We face flashbacks and deal with the issues of how personal relationships can be one of the most dangerous things to face on your own.
The story moved slowly for me. I was expecting it to move much faster but I just wasn’t finding myself connecting with it unfortunately. I had heard such raving thoughts on the book and had read other reviews letting me know that this was a book to check out but sadly it was a book I could have waited a little longer to read.
However, it does bring up an issue that is something we see in the real world. I feel that this a book that for the right person it can take them on a journey and allow them to jump into a characters body and see how her inner demons are sometimes much stronger than her.
Overall I do want people to check out this book because it might be their cup of tea. Although it wasn’t for me it could be for you.