I liked the book. I really do not know where to start with this review. We have to start somewhere though so let’s start with the writing style. The whole book is told in alternating chapters. Noah chapters are from when he was 13-14 and Jude’s chapters are from when she is sixteen.
This book is centered around 17 year old Evan Carter. Evan and his father move from town to town never laying down roots and never staying long. Evan is continually the new kid. Evan’s mind seems to focus on one thing, The Girl Who Would Say Yes. That all changes with Collette, who doesn’t meet Evan’s typical Girl Who Would Say Yes profile, a ‘’normal’’ girl. Evan ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is severely beaten because of a jealous ex in a community shower in the private school dorms. In light of his son’s experience, Evan’s father feels that it would be for the best if they take a break from their constant travel and return to their family home in Pearl Lake, Minnesota so Evan can recuperate. As Evan’s body heals however, it becomes apparent that the damage was far beyond physical.
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