Author: Lorie Ann Grover
Author’s Bio: Lorie Ann Grover is a co-founder of the influential site readergirlz, where she is a visible advocate for teen literacy and activism. In addition, she is the author of three acclaimed novels: Hold Me Tight, a VOYA pick; On Pointe, a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year; and Loose Threads, a Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novel, and a 2003 Washington State Book Award Finalist. Lorie Ann lives in Washington State with her husband.
Genre: Teen Fiction, YA Christian Romance
To order book: softcover or kindle on Amazon
After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah’s future is all laid out before her … that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket—one that will declare her feelings once and for all.
Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah’s attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.
But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper when he glances away from the road, and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.
I give it 5 stars out of 5.
Sarah was a typical teenager, who had the bright future, set to the College, and who fell in love.
Sarah loved poetry, and after she decided to go and pursue the Mills College, she changed her mind.
The subject of her affection was poetry, especially when it was a haiku about love.
She wrote poems in her poetic journal to a specific person, her poetry teacher.
But after the horrific accident, she thought to reconsider her choices and priorities.
Pain and scars need time to heal, and her loving heart needs mending after she learned that the person responsible for an accident was her love.
I love the story. Expecting it in the mail for three weeks, I was hoping it would be good. When it came in the mail, I wasn’t disappointed.
The cover was beautiful. Hardcover, which surprised me.
When I dived into the story, it didn’t let go til I finished the last page.
My expectations were paid off. The book is fantastic.
* My review is based solemnly on my opinion.
The book was provided by BookLook Bloggers for my honest review.