By: Rachael Lippincott
Genre: YF - Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Published: 7 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781471192197


From the authors behind Five Feet Apart, a #1 New York Times bestseller and hit movie, comes a gripping new romance, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars Can you find true love after losing everything? Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle's entire world upends - literally.

Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand. Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other's wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can't shake the sense that he's headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he's started to put it back together. And he's right.

An unforgettable novel perfect for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan and Jenny Han.

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Kyle used to have everything - he was assured a sport scholarship at UCLA and he had Kim, the perfect forever girlfriend. But perfection never lasts, as Kyle receives a career ending shoulder injury and then, on graduation night, Kim drops a bombshell. She is not going to UCLA, in fact, she didn’t even apply there and just needs some space.

In a temper, Kyle flees in his car, but Kim jumps in with him, and in torrential rain they park on the side of the road. A truck crashes into them. And what happens next is our story...

This is a story that you just have to read for yourself. It is full of twists that I didn’t see coming, as well as being a tragic love story that drags you in. Filled with messed-up characters, trying to find a connection after they have faced a world of trauma.

The real theme is finding your true love, and with the endless help of family and friends, we see how this can be achieved. Full of heartache, angst and ultimately hope, teenagers who love romance and tragedy in stories will devour this.

Best suited to readers 14 and older.

Reviewed by Rob