Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, Willow’s parents drank too much wine at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it—Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed.
Now seventeen, Willow is living with her older brother, who can barely speak
to her. She has left behind her old home, friends, and school. But Willow has found a way to survive, to numb the new reality of her life: She is secretly cutting herself.
And then she meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is. When Guy discovers Willow’s secret, he pulls her out of the solitary world she’s created for
herself, and into a difficult, intense, and potentially life-changing relationship.
Julia Hoban has created an unflinching story about cutting, grieving, and starting
anew. But above all, she has written an unforgettable tale of first love.
I'm SO excited to read this!! I've heard amazing things about it. However, as you read before, I couldn't find it at the store here. So I had to wait for it to come from Amazon. It's finally here though, and I can't wait to read it.
Welcome to my head.
Let's hit the ground running.
With these words, high school senior Carolina "Nine" Livingston invites readers to take an up-close-and-personal glimpse at a secret and taboo affair.
Nine is immediately drawn to her new English teacher, Mr. Mann; to his brilliant exploration to poetry in class, and to the way he talks to her like an equal.
What begins as a friendship between student and teacher soon becomes more, as the two tumble into a passionate romance that goes against every basic notion of what's right and what's wrong.Excited to read this one too. Books on this subject all seem to be the same after a while, though they still interest me.
High school junior Jordan MacKenzie's life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriend, dead-end job. She'd been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had been too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt like she finally had as normal a life as she could. But then came Gayle D'Angelo.
Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle, and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong, and that her father was becoming someone she didn't recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she -- how could anyone -- have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?
I've heard good things about Deb Caletti, but never read any of her books. When I saw this on bookmooch, I decided to try it. I hope it's as good as I'm expecting.