Evie and Zeke just want to forget.
Now that her secret is out and Tony is unable to come near her, Evie just wants to heal and move on. But with Tony’s last words embedded in her brain and guilt dominating her mind, she’s finding it hard to release the hold Tony still seems to have over her. She’s getting worse, sinking deeper, and no one seems able to help.
Zeke wants to forget it all and not feel a thing. After Cindy’s accident, his resolve to care for nothing and no one is stronger than ever. Desperate to separate himself and escape feeling, he’s thrown himself into the bad crowd he always used to avoid sinking into, doing more smoking and drinking and graffiti than ever. But nothing seems to stop the nightmares.
When Zeke goes too far and is caught, Evie’s dad is able to step in and offer a deal to repay Zeke for saving Evie; go to juvie, or work all summer for the Parkers. Seeing anything as better than juvie, Zeke agrees to work for the Parkers. What he didn’t count on was the close proximity to Evie, the only person who seems to give him feelings that he’s not sure he wants to push away. What Evie didn’t count on was Zeke still being the only person aside from her dad who makes her feel safe.
How far can two people fall before meeting at the bottom… and finally helping each other back up?
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5 Brilliant Stars!
Okay now I am just officially depress! And I say this in a good way book wise.
All the time I want to scream to Evie to grow some spine and fight, at the same time I feel sorry and as helpless as her. Going inside her mind makes me cringe, mad, depress… I am emotionally depleted!
Then there’s Zeke, I love him yet he disappoints me too, well, guess he is not perfect, lol….While I love that he said the words that I so wish to tell Evie, at the same time, I’m thinking, is there any way to say those words in a encouraging way?
Their thoughts, Evie and Zeke, and with the people surrounding them…. it makes me so sad and so mad!!!
This story story sits so close to reality.
Two people, one who needs to feel pain to feel alive… while the other don’t want to feel anything so he won’t feel the pain.
And just when I thought it’s already depressing enough with everything thats happened, and with what is currently happening; with the bullies, then there’s Cameron (what the hell is his problem?), with Evie and Zeke’s emotional and mental struggle…. and then bang! Something tragic happened! AGAIN!
Seriously, this book is brilliant! If you want lots of angst, well, here you go! I highly recommend.
I am gonna need some comfort food after this.