Top positive review
Does an outstanding job of portraying the difficulty of moving forward from a hard past.
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2018
Smith doesn't shy away from hard topics. In this novel we meet Brooke, a girl who has grown up in a household of domestic violence. When her mother is accused of killing her father, Brooke and her siblings are left to figure out how to handle life. It's a story that really shows the impact of how violence in the home can trickle down and affect each person in so many different ways. When Brooke meets Dani it seems like things will smooth out, but life doesn't work that way. First romances are hard without the black cloud of a messed-up home life. This is a wonderful addition to any YA library as it does an outstanding job of portraying the difficulty of moving forward from a hard past. Recommend