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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Every life has a different path full of sharp turns, smooth curves, and steep drop offs.
Hollis Murphy has a plan—college, career, boyfriend, love, marriage, family. A predictable, normal life. She’s on track until an outside force causes her to crash and burn. They call it an accident, because that’s the only word they know to explain what happens to her. It helps everyone move on with their lives, except for Hollis. She holds on to the belief that she’s been targeted for a reason.
Risher Stevenson is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the hottest boy Hollis has ever laid eyes on. He fits perfectly into her original plan for a normal life. Everyone loves him.
Benton Daniels is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the bravest boy Hollis has ever met. He doesn’t fit into her life but gives it purpose and makes it extraordinary. Everyone hates him.
One is bullied. One is tormented. All are judged. How will it STOP?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“It was important to me to show my scars to Abigail or anyone else on my terms. When I was ready.”
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who was bullied because of facial scarring.
I felt quite sorry for Hollis when I found out how she had ended up with her scars, as it really wasn’t her fault at all, but just a freak accident. It was pretty cruel the bullying she had to put up with, and I could see why she wanted to hide from the world at times.
The storyline in this started out being about Hollis being bullied, but then became more about the bullying of a friend of hers at college, who had to put up with even worse hatred and bullying, and even physical assault.
There was a bit of romance in this, and Hollis seemed to be pretty head over heels for Risher.
The ending to this was unexpected, and kind-of sad. I was certainly a bold move for the author to take though.
6 out of 10