Forced to return to his estranged family, John discovers how hard it is to truly go home.
It's been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family-until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John's homecoming is far from happy.
As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She's sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn't far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself
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I just love beautiful book covers ...
It's a well written story about being caught in the horrors of the past , being controlled by it . And trying to move forward, letting go of the memories.
I liked John's character, his mind is a bit messed up and he is struggling with his feelings. I felt like this story was addressing serious issues, so it's definitely not a light read, or a romantic one .
There was a bit of romance but the writer didn't focus on it , which i liked , both John and Emily have a lot going on in their lives .
I loved John's relationship with his sister , it was heartwarming.
This book could be seen as a standalone, the story is good and interesting on it's own .
I wish there was some kind of a plot , that's why i didn't give 5 stars ,but i enjoyed going along on John's journey nonetheless , the ending was also good and fitting with the story.
I would recommend it to people who enjoy stories about characters with bad pasts and serious struggles in their lives , and the possibility of overcoming them.