by Emily Martin
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 26th 2016
Rate: 4 out of 5 stars
(This review may contain spoilers).
While this book, again, isn’t one I would have necessarily chosen to purchase myself… I did still find it a really good read. While I wasn’t sure what to make of Harper at first, I found myself growing more sympathetic towards her as the book went on.
I would have liked some more details about how Harper, Cory and Declan had become friends in the first place, but I liked the fact that this book also dealt with family issues as well as the friendships and romantic entanglements.
It was interesting to see that Harper was forced into taking a summer class, but I found it interesting that she seemed to find something of a ‘niche’ with the photography. It was obvious right from the start that there was a lot of tension between her and Declan… but although I was confused about exactly how things had been left between them, it was good that the full story about that unfolded gradually throughout the course of the book.
I did like the fact that Harper’s character was clearly flawed. There were times I wanted to reach into the book and give her a good shake… but I did warm to her and I thought that her flaws made her a much more interesting character.
I liked Cory and I would have liked to see more of him in the book, as well as Mackenzie and Gwen. Although I was confused about certain aspects at first, it was nice to see that Harper did still have people who cared about and wanted to be there for her… to the point of telling her to call if she ever needed a ride.
I would have liked to see more of Harper’s relationship with Graham, but it was nice to see her and her mother… and also nice to see Harper forced to take some responsibility. There were a lot of really good emotional scenes in this book that drew me in and made me feel for the characters.
In the future, I would be interested in reading more books by this author. It would also be good to see more of the characters… maybe some of the minor ones as the focus, though, like Cory or Graham.