Thursday, 13 February 2014

Review - Me Since You by Laura Wiess

Title: Me Since You
Author: Laura Wiess
Pages: 368
Publisher: MTV Books
Release date: 18th February 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding—in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.
Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice?

Before and After. That’s how Rowan Areno sees her life now. Before: she was a normal sixteen-year-old—a little too sheltered by her police officer father and her mother. After: everything she once believed has been destroyed in the wake of a shattering tragedy, and every day is there to be survived.

If she had known, on that Friday in March when she cut school, that a random stranger’s shocking crime would have traumatic consequences, she never would have left campus. If the crime video never went viral, maybe she could have saved her mother, grandmother — and herself — from the endless replay of heartache and grief.

Finding a soul mate in Eli, a witness to the crime who is haunted by losses of his own, Rowan begins to see there is no simple, straightforward path to healing wounded hearts. Can she learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again?

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to MTV Books and Laura Wiess*

3/5 stars

Sixteen-year-old Rowan Areno's life is changed forever when a stranger kills himself and his son, an act that Rowan's father, a police officer, tries and fails to prevent.

Me Since You is an emotional read which gives the reader an insight into how depression and suicide affects the family members of those involved. 
I enjoyed this book but to begin with I found Rowan to be quite immature though not as much as her best friend Nadia who was self-centred and didn't even try to understand what Rowan was going through.
A good, insightful and emotional read.