* 1 star out of 5
Review by: Stacy Palm
I know and understand that not every book is for every reader, and so I generally take it easy on an author and give them credit for having their own point of view of their work. However, in this case I feel it is my absolute duty to recommend to our readers to avoid this book. I’m a person that enjoys books that aren’t so happy with their endings, but what I’m not a fan of is promoting behavior that has no relevance to the story and enhances people’s beliefs that it may be okay to act in this certain negative way towards other people.
The story is about a 16 year old girl who has no memory of her early youth basically falls madly in love with a strange new boy within an hour of meeting. Okay, I am raising two teens right now so I know their emotions can be strangely erratic and illogical, but to then start shunning your supposed best friends in order to spend time with this guy - not okay. What is more discouraging though, is that the main character’s best friend is consistently slut-shaming the main character and vice versa. I do not want my children ever to be in a position in their life where they would think that talking like this to another human being is okay. I feel horrible for this author because my fear is that this language and content is stemming from some experience in her past that she has brought into this book and it has no place for it in this work.