Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Seventeen-year old Amelia Gannon (just “Gannon” to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers–even her best friend is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days, the only way Gannon knows she’s real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.
Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged and addicting, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment she’s with him is a passionate, painful relief.
But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she’s standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She’s given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks–until the ultimate test.
A piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.
Honestly….I have no idea where to even start explaining my reason for wanting to read this. It’s pretty much every parents worse nightmare. BUT, that said, the last time I read a book that dealt with this particular subject (a subject I feel needs to have a spotlight shone on it) it was heartbreaking, brilliant, and sad. It was also…educational. I like books that make me cry. Books that make me think. Books that make me ache. (Yes, I’m weird.) So despite the knowledge that I know this book will leave some literary scars…I just have to read it. THIS is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for.
(NOTE: the book I was referring to was “Willow’ by Julia Hoban. Incase you were curious.)