Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in an unsafe home. But words are only letters and eventually even they couldn’t keep his hands off me.
Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a boring, small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.
But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge often need a second, third or even fourth time to make a first impression.
And often, there are friendships and even love waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take the first step.
Am I brave?
Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?
The premise of this book caught my attention immediately. I found it to be well-written and it flowed well. I had a hard time connecting with the heroine, I liked Sam, but didn't feel them together as a couple. In the real world in a real high school setting, especially a small town, I find it extremely hard to believe that she moved into town, started classes, and made a new friend immediately. Small towns are not typically that welcoming, especially to ones who are obviously a bit on the unusual or odd side.
I enjoyed reading the story, but felt like what happened was glossed over and found myself skimming toward the end of the book. Still an okay read.