on September 29th, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic, Romance
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Seventeen year-old Sloane Munster is funny, feisty, and scarred.
Trying to reboot her life after a serious auto accident, she starts her senior year at a new school and immediately has a scar-to-face encounter with the caramel-haired, hazel-eyed Luke Naughton, whom she once (almost) met on the competitive swimming circuit. Sloane is attracted. Luke, unfortunately, seems disgusted and revolted. But the chemistry between them sparks a growing connection set against a background of guilt, secrets, and mounting tensions at a school where bullying is rife and Sloane is not the most deeply scarred person.
Life leaves you scarred, love can make you beautiful.
Beautiful story! So moving. I really loved what Joanne Macgregor created within this story. It’s about overcoming trauma. And it’s not just the trauma from Sloane’s accident, but there is also bullying within this novel and Joanna Macgregor shows just how cruel the world really can be, and it’s heartbreaking that it’s like that, but it’s also the truth. So, this is not just about bullying or healing from a car accident, it’s so much more!
I really loved the main character, Sloane. I loved her dark humor and she is so sarcastic, which I guess can play into the dark humor. I really loved the scenes with Sloane and Luke together. I feel like two of them needed those times together to learn forgiveness.
I really enjoyed this story and I think that it is a really moving story. So, if you’re interested in a YA Contemporary that is beautiful and moving, then pick this one up!