Title: Not After Everything
Author: Michelle Levy
Release Date: August 4, 2015
After a bit of a rough start, the high school drama was real, I can happily say that I really enjoyed this book!
This story follows Tyler, a high school senior with a scholarship to Stanford. When his mom kills herself, and his dad verbal abuse Tyler finds himself pushing everyone away. When he finds a job that makes him run into his former childhood friend Jordyn, Tyler finds himself opening up to her and looking towards a hopeful future.
The character development in this book was incredible. I wasn’t a huge fan of Tyler in the beginning but the way his story progresses, and the way he moves through so many phases of grief, and his relationship with Jordyn made me so proud of him.
But holy shit, what was that ending?! I definitely choked up. You’ve been warned.
Title: Finding Perfect
Author: Kendra C. Highley
Release Date: September 14, 2015
“Perfect Paige” just got a D one on her calculus test. With her dreams of going to Stanford, then med school, and then finally a surgeon this is the worst thing that could happen to her. When she runs into Ben Franklin he offers to tutor her—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend will want to date. It’s the perfect arrangement.
The reason I didn’t rate it higher was because as the story progressed I found myself losing a bit of interest. But maybe that’s just me?
The story is a bit predictable, but nonetheless it is a sweet YA contemporary that can put a smile on your face.
Title: Everything I Left Unsaid
Author: Molly O’Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #1
Release Date: October 13, 2015
I was extremely surprised by this book!
Molly O’Keefe is a new author for me and I couldn’t be more happy to have requested this book. I’m happy to say Everything I Left Unsaid did not disappoint in the slightest. It is the first book in a duet and after reading the cliffhanger I am so happy I was given the second book.
I loved the main characters. I found Dylan and Annie to be relatable and I thought their characters were portrayed in a realistic way. Ms. O’Keefe did a splendid job building this world and introducing the strange and interesting characters living in a trailer park.
All in all, a very interesting read. Great character development, excellent writing, and scorching chemistry between the main characters.
Be sure to have the second book when you finish this one. Huge cliffhanger!