5 ♥ stars!
Epic book hangover! There’s nothing more to say, really. I had high expectations for this one, if you’ve read the Dusty series, so would you. To say that I devoured each page would be an understatement. Poetic, raw, emotional and true ♥ way!
For Penelope, getting out of bed every morning is a true struggle. No one understands though. And then Dillon happens.
“Don’t you get it Dillon? There’s a reason why you’re my only friend. Why haven’t you figured this out yet?”
He’s there every day, picking her clothes, brushing her hair, walking to school with her, taking every day for what it’s worth. He’s in charge of making her smile as much as possible – he even gets paid in candy! – and he doesn’t mind one bit that he always has to see her eyes covered. He’s hands down the greatest book boyfriend from the first to the last page, all the ages, all the transformations, he’s the best!
I love the progress of the story, I loved all the tiny details that made an amazing whole; the variety of sunglasses, the window late night talks, the candy, Pen’s father – possibly the best father I’ve read in a book and actually this book has a strong parental presence which was refreshing since most books just ship them off somewhere far far away – kinda loved that dude, every little thing!
“What are you looking at, boy?”
In a unique and familiar way, Mary Elizabeth creates the sweetest and realest story that starts from a very young age and develops with time. Poetic and raw writing that can become addictive and unique expressions the readers grow to love, this story gave me a huge book hangover, I can’t even begin to list the feels, ALL THE FEELS!
about the author
Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. Known as The Realist, she is one half of The Elizabeths—a duo brave enough to never hide the truth. Born and raised in Southern California, she’s a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her stranglehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.”–Jeremiah 17:9