Live Through This
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Number of Pages: 304
Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.
Normally contemporaries aren't really my thing, but so far this year I've read my fair share of great contemporaries and I figured I might as well continue giving them a shot, and maybe it would one day grow to be a genre I enjoy immensely. But, putting aside how contemporaries aren't normally my thing, and books that have to with held secrets normally include lots and lots of angst (something I'm not much too fond of), Live Through This just sounds too intense and thrilling - two things I love books to be - that I can't not anticipate this. Hopefully it doesn't follow the footsteps of other books in the YA genre and ditch a could-be intense and thrilling plot for a boring and sappy romance, because this book has great potential. Let's just hope that potential is actually met. ETA: *gasp* I didn't mention the cover at all! Well, let's remedy that, shall we? The cover is freaking gorgeous. I want to eat it.