Overall: 98/100 or A
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.
When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?
Other then the book being absolutely amazing, I honestly don't know what to expect when I read something from Courtney Summers. She makes the most cliché topics into intriguing and raw stories that just completely engross and excite you.
Eddie was easy to relate and her struggles are something that we all will sadly experience. Death. Suicide. Sadness. I also LOVED seeing a vulnerable character from Summers, the emotions were so raw and just jumped off the pages and into my heart. I also loved that Summers showed that you can have vulnerability and strength like Eddie did. Milo is the most supportive and sweetest friend and I loved how much he cared for Eddie, even when she didn't want that at times. He is such a powerful and strong character that I loved. Culler Evans has so much appeal and I fell in love with him, when Eddie did. The characters made this book. I love that Summers can mold them into realistic and stunning that anyone can relate to.
This plot was amazingly captivating. I love the story and the twist that went along with it. It is also a story that everyone can relate to, I have lost people I love to suicide and several more to death. Grief and lost is hard part of life, but Summer captured it in a beautiful way. There was so much originality in this book and it was unlike anything that I have read this year. Summers is one of my favorite writers ever. Just when I am expecting something, she completely surprises and wows me. Her writing is also stunning and realistic that I love it. I recommend that you buy this book tomorrow, it is so amazing and epic. I promise that you won't be disappointed.