Release Date: November 1st 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Romance, Young adult, Coming of age, family
Source: Net galley
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.
I received this book via net galley as arc for review.
John is character with whom you can relate to at some point in your life. He was going through family crisis, his girlfriend killed herself, he was doing drugs , he had anger problem and so so much more. He might be a classic example for ” middle child”case. But he was not all those things intentionally. This book is about family fighting, and breaking and reuniting and giving reader hope that ” All is well that end’s well”. I like how he used a term ‘ dragon ‘ for anger.
But there was some points in this story that i thought resembled with ‘ my sister’s keeper by jodi picoult’. For instance, where rest of the sibling getting neglected due to illness of one. but the resemblance ends at this point.
Happy reading people 🙂