When I first requested this for review, I had no idea that it was a Young Adult novel, but when it arrived, this by no means put me off. In fact, the way it is written is rather refreshing as, although the underlying storyline is an upsetting one, it is by no means sinister or disturbing – it is, what it is, if you get me.
‘Their secret could tear everything apart…
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Trapped at home by her over-bearing parents Beth needs to get out. So when she sneaks out to a party and meets the boy everyone’s been talking about she’s shocked by their instant connection, and the part he played in her sister’s death.
A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings become.
Beth has a choice to make – follow the rules, or risk ruining what she cares about most.’
I really enjoyed Beth as a character, although she was a little over-dramatic and infuriating at times. But, I guess, what teenager isn’t? All Beth wants is a normal life to get on and study, party when she wants, and be friends with who she pleases. Her parents put a stop to all of that though, when they find out that Beth has been doing things behind their backs, leading them to not trusting her. I can definitely see where her parents are coming from, they are just scared of losing her the way they lost Beth’s sister.