Wednesday, 15 July 2015

What Remains by Helene Dunbar

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.
What Remains
Blurb (From Goodreads):
In less than a second...
... two of the things Cal Ryan cares most about--a promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friends--are gone forever.

In the hours that follow...
...Cal's damaged heart is replaced. But his life will never be the same.

Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on.

But Lizzie is gone, and all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. And a voice in his head that just...won't...stop.

Cal thought he and his friends could overcome any obstacle. But grief might be the one exception.

And that might take a lifetime to accept...

What Remains by Helene Dunbar

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What Remains(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.)

“Everything changes,” I whisper into her hair which smells a little like paint thinner. “It won’t always be this hard.”

This was an interesting YA contemporary story about a boy who loses his best friend.

I felt quite sorry for Cal in this story; it was easy to see why he felt guilty over Lizzie’s death, even if it wasn’t really his fault, and to then find out what he found out was even harder for him.

“It’s my fault. I was driving. I should have been able to save her.”

The storyline in this revolved around Cal coming to terms with Lizzie’s death, and trying to work out where his own life was going to go after having to have a transplant and not being able to play baseball anymore.
There was some romance, and I thought that Cal and Ally were really cute together.

“We’ve talked a lot. Just not with words.”

The ending to this was fairly happy, and Cal seemed to be in a good place.
6.5 out of 10

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