Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.
While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
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**** 4 Star Review ****
This book.... blew me away in the beginning. I was cringing and wanting to close my eyes before the train wreck before me happened. I was on the edge of my seat. Kylie sure started this book in a way that no one will want to put it down.
I was so happy to see how well Kylie was able to step out of her norm and write this YA story. And it truly is a YA story. Not a book labeled as such that is only for mature adults, as I usually find to be the norm for most YA.
This book had me turning page after page. The characters and plot flowed and fit so perfectly for this sad and happy story. I don't think I could have asked for much more from Kylie in this book. It is definitely a book I would recommend for those looking for a true YA book. This is definitely a book worth picking up!