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Blurb (from Goodreads):
The Search for meaning after loss is the greatest struggle of all.
Small-town girl Lilly Sterling thought she had it all: popularity,
friends, love. But when everything in her world was shattered in a
single blow, she plummeted into a downward spiral that seems to go on
forever. Her boyfriend is gone; her mother is gone; her younger sister
is lost in her own problems; and her father is drowning his problems
So when someone new enters Lilly's life, she finds herself caught
between her present and her past. But the whispers of her past aren't
stopping, in fact, they're getting louder.
This coming-of-age tale about love, loss, and redemption follows
seventeen-year-old Lilly as she struggles to find herself in a search
for meaning. Journey with her as she lives through the everyday—and
the not-so-everyday—struggles of growing up.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA contemporary story about girl struggling with grief.
Lily was an okay character, although she really could have made more of an effort with her sister at times. Especially when it took her 2 months to apologise for reading her sister’s diary.
The storyline in this was about Lily coming to terms with her boyfriend’s death, secretly hiding her pain away as her relationship with him had been a secret. We also got a storyline about Lily’s sister who was being sexually abused by one of her teachers, and a new sort-of romance that Lily was really resistant to because of her grief over her dead boyfriend.
The ending to this was okay, and the letter at the end was a nice touch.
6.25 out of 10