How did I get it?:
Received from the author in exchange for an honest review as part of the Irresistible Reads Book Tours.
At the start of her junior year, Savannah had it all: popularity, money, cheerleading, a boyfriend, and a best friend. Unfortunately, when you have it all, you risk losing everything. After a tragic accident forever changes her life and the lives of her friends, Savannah finds herself faced with a decision to make. She can try to slip back into her old life, flaws and all, or she can try to redefine herself for her last year of high school. Is it even possible that Savannah can change after having everything go her way for 18 years?
Jacob has nothing to lose. He has seen one too many schools and wants nothing more than to graduate, so he can finally stay in one place for more than a year. In fact, Jacob thinks he has every clique and student pegged after switching schools so frequently. When Jacob finds himself face to face with Savannah, he realizes that she doesn’t quite fit into one of the high school stereotypes.
In fact, they’re both harboring rather big secrets. Maintaining a friendship or any kind of relationship can be akin to balancing on the thinnest of tight ropes. When the rope is made of lies, revenge, and half truths, well, it’s only a matter of time before everything and everyone comes crashing down.
I have read a lot of Young Adult reads recently and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to starting this book! I haven’t read Holding On and Letting Go by the same author, but I was told this wasn’t necessary in order to read and enjoy this book. That’s certainly true. Living In The Aftermath is incredibly easy to read jam-packed with drama and some touching moments.
I thought the characters were interesting, but not all of them particularly likeable. I don’t think this is a bad thing though, there’s nothing wrong with disliking a character, at least the author has you feeling something for them. Emerson stood out for me, a relatable, believable character dealing with such tragic losses.
Living In The Aftermath was well-paced and action packed. It has very short chapters which make it incredibly easy to just read one more. It held my interest until the very end!
Would I recommend it?:
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