Me Since You
by Laura Wiess
Release date: Feb 2014
How I got it - Review copy from Netgalley
Genre: YA Contemporary
Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl's journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding--in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.
Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice?
Before and After. That's how Rowan Areno sees her life now. Before: she was a normal sixteen-year-old--a little too sheltered by her police officer father and her mother. After: everything she once believed has been destroyed in the wake of a shattering tragedy, and every day is there to be survived.
If she had known, on that Friday in March when she cut school, that a random stranger's shocking crime would have traumatic consequences, she never would have left campus. If the crime video never went viral, maybe she could have saved her mother, grandmother--and herself--from the endless replay of heartache and grief.
Finding a soul mate in Eli, a witness to the crime who is haunted by losses of his own, Rowan begins to see there is no simple, straightforward path to healing wounded hearts. Can she learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again?
I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 stars
Review: First I would like to point out that I am a bad netgalley user, I got this book back in like February and just read it. I don't know why it took me so long, I kept saying I was going to read it and then I would open my kindle and click on something different, but now, finally, I have read it and oh my jeez, the feels. okay?
Have you ever read and book and just been completely speechless? Not necessarily because it's like the most epic thing ever or because it was just soooo bad, but just because you can't explain the feels, it's definitely not hate but not quite love either and you don't know what you feel or how to explain it, you just are? That's me for this book. Even still I can't figure out what this book meant to me, I know I don't hate it but I'm unsure of how much I loved and liked it and all I know is it made me feel, sad and angry, and for me it brought up some old feelings, and in a way it was perfect.
I don't know what I expected from this book but definitely not what I got. I don't know what I thought it was going to be but nothing like it was. This isn't your typical YA tragedy where something goes wrong and the main character blames herself and then falls in love and he makes it all better. No, it's much more. It's one thing, one really bad thing that everyone blames themselves for, one thing that ripples out, touching everything around it, it's sad and heartbreaking not in the sense that Fault In Our Stars is heartbreaking but in a much different and numbing heartbreaking. It's two people who have been touched seemingly beyond repair by grief and find each other like a life raft saving you from drowning. It's about family and the ways they can hurt us even when they love us more than anything. It's real and breath taking and sad. That's all.
I don't know what else to say so I shall leave it at that.
Would I Recommend This? Yes.
Who To? People who love a good cry.
Will I read more from this author? Maybe.
Did I Make A Playlist? Yes.
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