Sarah Beth Carter
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Cy McEntire is anything but a normal teenager. His mother died when he was young, and his always-working father is never home. He even dresses like a "freak" with gelled hair and crazy clothes to force his dad to pay even a little bit of attention to him. Then he meets Eliza, the "princess" of Midline High. She's pretty, popular, smart, and isn't so normal either. Eliza has a secret that she's desperate to keep, one that involves her boyfriend's abusive and violent behavior towards her. Cy and Eliza become fast friends, and Cy must figure out a way to help her before it's too late.
I actually really enjoyed this book. It switches between Cy and Eliza's point of view, so you get a feel for what each character is thinking. Cy and Eliza's relationship is so cute; first they are friends, and then they become "more than friends". This story was very character driven, and I got to know them like they were real people. However, I can't really relate to Eliza, because I would never remain in an abusive relationship, but I understood her feelings and truly felt sympathy towards her. This story is perfect for anyone wanting a dramatic plot, but with real characters and a happy ending.
This book is only for mature readers because it contains scenes of violence.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Aston,
Pennsylvania United States
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