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Joy Delamere is suffocating...
From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.
Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.
Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.
Holly Cupala is one of the authors my girl Glass put on my list called - authors-you-must-meet and I obeyed. Of course she was right. She always is. In the world of contemporary novels where everything is pink and lovely and where all stories get the happy ending it was time for reality and to discover more of a real world.
Because of Glass' review I was prepared for that mostly, but when it hits you it also makes you realize that you emotions you cannot prepare. Homelessness is something we're all really aware of to some extend but what really happens and how that world works is sometimes a mystery. You realize that it's not just finding food and surviving but it's also fighting. We get to meet this world through Asher, a boy who is one of the people in the story. A boy who has unfortunate story. We of course wouldn't get to meet Asher if it wasn't for Joy. Her name tells you one thing but her life is another story. She is not suffocating just because of asthma, but because of her parents who don't let her breathe. She must find a way to live her life again and to be the person she wants to be. It brings some troubles and she probably doesn't pick the best way but one thing is sure it opens her eyes. You won't only fear for the two of them but also for other young people who had to survive the rough life.
From my words you can see that this story will make you think, mostly about your life and it'll show you that happiness is really in small things and that you have to be grateful even though you aim for more. You should always aim for more, but never forget it could be worse.
Rating: 5 stars.
Until the next time,