A solid young adult book
This was a really solid young adult lesbian book. It was well written with plenty of drama and some excitement. I didn’t realize it would be so intense at times. It is definitely a YA book that adults can read too. While this is a YA book there are some trigger warnings of sexual assault, violence and child abuse. Because this is YA most of this is on the lighter less explicit side but I would not recommend this for younger children.
This book is a little slow to start out with, but once it gets going it turns into a page-turner. An abused girl is on the run, while the girl she loves tries to find her. This is a YA version of good versus evil. The abuser is such a dark character with no redeeming qualities at all. The two mains El (17) and Riley (18) are the exact opposite and you hope their strength and goodness can prevail.
This is a hard one to review since I don’t want to give away too much of the plot so I’m going to keep my review on the shorter side. The two main characters are wonderful and the writing is well done. While one character grows, the other character has her walls peeled slowly away so as a reader you can connect to both of them. This book is a little dark at times, but it’s not a doom and gloom book, more like a book with hope. If you want a good YA with a little grit, this book is a worthy choice. 3.75 Stars.
An ARC was given to me for an honest review.