Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that 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 the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces 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.
Published: 17th May 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Series or Stand-Alone: Stand-Alone
What I liked about this book... I really enjoyed this book. I was still in a summery read type of mood and I have to be honest and say that the cover looked summery so I thought I would pick it up! However, this story was far from summery but I did enjoy reading it. What I loved the most about this book was the depth in the characters, especially Mallory and Rider. You have two characters who have been through a lot in such a short space of time. The depth in the friendship between Mallory and Rider was the main reason I kept reading. Despite everything their friendship was never forgotten and in some cases it seemed like they picked right up where they left off when they met each other again at Mallory's new school.
What I didn't like about this book... There was a lot going on in this book. You have Mallory and her problems, Rider and his problems, the whole Mallory and Rider thing, the Rider's girlfriend before Mallory thing, Mallory and Rider's past, Mallory's best friend's problems etc etc. You have a lot of story lines going on in such a short space of time. I would say that the best friend story is something I would love to read more about, maybe the next book???