"The sky is always beautiful.Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy,it's still beautiful to look at....it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."
Yay I got a bingo! I hope everyone is proud of me. I also hope everyone is ready for the ride because there is a lot to unpack here.
Ladies: I don't care if your stalker looks like this:
You know why? BECAUSE CREEPY IS CREEPY. Sky, our lovely protagonist here, has a serious tendency of forgiving every single rational fear or caution because there is a cute boy in front of her. She accepts a bottle with water from the cute stranger, she lets him climb up her window, she doesn't think it's weird that he knows ALL ABOUT HER LIFE FROM SEEING HER DRIVING LICENSE ONCE. To Sky it's completely okay. Why? Because he is hot and she can't control her hormones.
This is how you get murdered.
That being out of the way, let's talk about the plot :)
This is not only a story about two teenagers frolicking in the woods, and that's exactly why I'm giving it 3 and a half stars. Not only is Colleen's writing engaging enough to make cliches interesting, she knows exactly how to keep you invested in her plot. Sky's past is a dark one, something she can't even remember, but still had an affect in every moment of her life.
“It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.”
I can't say I was that interested on the romance. I don't care if he's blushing or the middle of her legs are singing the Macarena. But the characters were definitely interesting and well developed. In the ending, everything in this book is about the past. The connected story of Holder, Sky and Lessie is something that I won't spoil, mostly because it's everything that matters here. It all builds up to the discovery of what happened with these three kids and how they managed to survive through it all. Was it worthy skimming through all the boring romance scenes so I could find out about the truth? Probably.
Sentence: An interesting story buried under a NA romance with all the cliches you would come to expect from it. If you're okay with some digging, I recommend this one.
To my friend that is definitely reading this: sorry I couldn't give 5 stars to your favorite book, girl. Still love you.