Published by Harlequin Teen on May 17, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
A story about friendship, survival and finding your voice
Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she'd run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn't seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn't take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes apparent that she's not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider's life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.
Might be my favorite JLA book! Loved the characters and the romance but most of all how this is a book about growing up and into yourself – to accept yourself and everything you are. The way she handled the foster system was so good – a delicate balance between some people doing amazing things for children and an unfortunate group who do horrible things and abuse the system. The struggles of the poor and the struggle of those caught in a system was beautifully – and painfully at times – given realistic justice. As a teacher, I appreciated seeing that some teachers see everything and really can make a difference, while others miss the mark. So good!
So sad that I got this at BEA and just now read it… 2 years later!
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