Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.
But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.
This book was not at all what I was expecting and I couldn't be happier about that. You read the summary and think it will be a girl complaining (probably internally) about her ex, but it was so much more than that. Elly has been through so much and has been holding it in. She fears telling Travis will hurt him too.
This book held my attention from the very first page. I was thrown a little that it was written in verse because I haven't read anything like that since Ellen Hopkins novels (check out her work too!). It takes no time to get used to it though and it makes for a really quick read.
If you want to read something a little different than check this out. Elly's conflict with herself was heartbreaking. She clearly loves this boy, but has been so hurt she doesn't know what to do with her feelings anymore. Give Elly a shot.