Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3
Genre: Romance, Realistic Fiction
What did you like about the book? Jessa is the daughter of an Army General who is very protective of his daughter. She falls in love with the one boy her father dislikes the most- Kit Ryan, the best friend of Jessa’s brother. They start to date in secret which eventually gets found out. Her brother and Kit get ready to ship off to Afghanistan where tragedy strikes, leaving everyone changed for life, testing the boundaries of true love.
The story was well written and keeps the reader interested in what happens next. The delicate subject of PTSD is told from a few different view points, but it’s not necessarily a book about PTSD.
Anything you didn’t like about it? There is quite a bit of sexual situations in this book, so I wouldn’t recommend this to younger readers.
To whom would you recommend this book? I would recommend this to adults and older young adults who like to read teen romance. There is also the military element present in this book. Some read-a-likes are “”The Distance Between Us,” and “On the Fence” by Kasie West; and “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes.
Who should buy this book? High schools and public libraries
Where would you shelve it? YA Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA
Date of review: December 13, 2016