Everyone thinks of me as this happy and upbeat person. What they don't know is that I carry a deep, dark secret. Something horrible happened to me a year ago, and I have kept it quiet all this time. I was fine for a while, but somehow it’s chosen this time to come back, and it's eating at me--like a cancer.I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.
Then there is Will. Handsome, sweet Will. We went out on a date a while back, but then the incident happened leaving me crushed and him confused.
How do you tell someone you care about all of your secrets, and will they still want you when the truth comes out?
Right off the bat, I was excited for this story to come out. I knew the subject matter was going to be heavy. I knew that it was NOT going to be anything like Mav & Charlie’s story. Will & Tori are two totally different people and I’m glad their story was so different.
Heather Gunter did everything right in this story. From being sensitive, but bold in the entire subject, she nailed the emotions, the aftermath, and the rebuilding. I am so thankful that she had the characters handle the matter in a realistic way. I felt like it helped me to connect with them even if I could not directly understand the personal trauma that Tori had experienced. I loved that she utilized her family support as well as mental health support. There was no sugar coating the topic, but it was also not graphic and overdone.
It was evident that significant time and effort was put in to this story. It flowed with ease and was very easy to read. I was captivated from the first sentence and could not put it down! While it is technically a YA, it has a lot of emotion and I would say that I forgot many times that they were still in high school. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys NA & YA.
Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys. She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job. Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.
Heather campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.
A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing. A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.