Thursday, 27 February 2014

Review - And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Title: And We Stay
Author: Jenny Hubbard
Pages: 240
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: 28th January 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House Childrens' and Jenny Hubbard*

 3/5 stars

And We Stay tells the story of Emily Beam, a seventeen-year-old who is sent to a boarding school, and follows Emily as she tries to overcome the event that sent her there - her ex-boyfriend's suicide.

This was a well written story and I liked that Emily's poems were included at the end of each chapter. 
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about Emily - there were times when I liked her and times when I didn't.
I did feel sorry for her though because of what she'd been through.

Overall this was a good read that I enjoyed.