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Evan has been keeping a secret from all his friends. There is a reason why they have never been to his house. There is a reason why he is constantly wearing long sleeves even in the summer. No he isn’t that clumsy of a kid. The bruises aren’t from random falls. They are from his mother.
I am so torn about this book.
On the one hand, I do think it is important that books talk about tough subjects. Physical, verbal and emotional abuse is something that many people have and are going through. The fact that this book has the abuser being the mother is something I don’t read a lot about. I am glad that the author is bringing this to attention.
I was not a fan on the execution of this book.
I don’t want to get into spoilers so I will give this book a D.
If you want to know why I gave it a D, continue reading.
This book was Evan’s best case scenario for escaping his home. He has no real support system, there is no talk about mental illness and there was an unnecessary and unhealthy love story.
I did not like how Evan’s love interest wanted to “save him”, I wanted this to be a book about Evan finally taking a stand for himself. I wanted this book to be about Evan and his family. I think that the romance really hurt this book. While I am sure it wasn’t the author’s intent this book came across as a romance will be able to save all problems.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.