Blurb: “In a matter of minutes on a Friday night, I lost my school, my identity, the security of my first love, the personality of my sweet fearless brother, my best friend, my town, everything as I knew it. Everything changed.”
“Minutes – that’s all it takes to change your entire life. How do you deal with that?”
For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question – how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?
I absolutely LOVED this story! I only wish it was not a series. Gosh it just made me feel so much! Talk about intense. My heart was beating hard throughout the entire book.
The tornado was a great catalyst for the love story! I mean, wow, totally impressed with the writing. The way the characters were changed and yet struggled to come back to a new normal was written brilliantly!
I could totally identify with their conflicted emotions. I liked how mature they were, they realized that nothing is guaranteed and used that in a positive manner. For instance when they realized their feelings for each other, they didn’t jump right in but both were open and honest with each other about why they felt this way and talked about if it was just because of the trauma they shared. It added an additional layer to their already deep characters.
And they didn’t leave the families out in the cold in this book either. They were three dimensional characters, which I totally dug because most YA’s tend to forget to fully build the parents and siblings, instead choosing to put more into the MC in the book. Something I’m not really a fan of in this genre but I deal with it. It was just nice to have a well rounded novel that was more than just your typical teenage romance.
I will definitely be checking out more from this author in the future.