The book I picked this week is something that I have been dying to read. My friends and I picked up signed arcs at ALA this year. Jenni over at A Bella Fairy Tale has been promoting this book like crazy and I’m finally ready to pick it up.
I’m over halfway done and I know the tears will fall at some point due to this book. It’s amazing so far.
On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her ex-boyfriend (who is relatively unscathed) has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first, Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as Audrey awakens and slowly recovers, Raf starts to show Harley a path forward that she never would have believed possible—one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.
“The atmosphere in the hospital waiting room felt as thick as the summer night sky.”