Sandy’s review Sep 28, 13
5 of 5 stars
Author: Melinda Sutherland
Amanda goes through her young life having to survive experiences that nobody should have to. She was always quiet and found it easier to keep to herself, rather than share herself with the world. She struggled with being open and talking to anyone about what was invading her life. In her heart she believed it was much easier to keep her secrets to herself. Sometimes sharing your deepest and darkest with someone you love is the only way to free yourself.
Will she ever be able to find that someone? Do the trials of her adolescence make her stronger in the end? Or will her world be turned upside down and she’ll be crushed under the weight of her love for another? Can she recover from the unthinkable? Will Amanda be able to pull though and find the one thing she’s always longed for and never really had…love?
I have to say, this book was awesome. I couldn’t put the book down. I don’t know how long this review will be because, I feel it would give so much away, and I don’t want any spoilers.
This young girl has gone through so much in her young life. This is the kind of life that could happen to any young girl. I feel every girl should read this book so they are aware of what could possibly happen. Nobody should have to go through what Amanda went through. I liked Amanda:s character because she has shown so much strength. She is such a warm and wonderful person, and she does keep to herself. The only two people really in her life are Mark and Ann who are her two best friends. Those are the only two that she could talk to about anything. When she started hanging around with a girl named Kelly, Amanda starts going to parties, which is where she meets Brad.
Brad is your typical guy that seems like a player. He becomes friends with Amanda. Mark tried to convince Amanda to stay away from him. Their relationship continued to grow, even though Amanda was only 15 years old. They started pushing the boundaries and Brad understood that Amanda was not ready for sex and he respected that. He just wanted to continue to spend time with her. He continued to push and push and Amanda was persistent and continued to tell him, she wasn’t ready for sex, until one day the unthinkable happens.
Once she begins to get her life together, Amanda and Ann decided no more parties. Amanda had to basically give up her friendship with Kelly, because Kelly loves to party. she continued to go to school, she vowed that she would put everything into school. Her Junior and Senior years became really good for her. She continued to keep her A and B grades up. She meets a boy named Chris. They became fast friends. She is not sure if she can trust anyone, to take things further. I loved Chris’s character, he’s kind, warm and loving but Amanda does not know this until she starts spending more time with him.
I can’t say anymore about this book because I feel that I’ve given to much away as it is. I gave this book 5 stars. The author has captured what can happen in real life and people need to know about it. I applaud her for her work.