For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa.
Their mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey's only priority - until strangers arrive and everything changes.
Pages: 314 | Format: Kindle | Rating: 10/10 | Goodreads | Amazon
This book has to be one of the best books I've read this year. From start to finish it was written so well, and the characters were fantastic. Specifically the main character Carey. You couldn't help but feel for her, and the more of her story you learnt, the more you grew to care for her.
This is the kind of book that pulls you in and hooks you. A page turner from start to finish, and it swells up so many emotions in you.
I thought that the way this story was told, with flashbacks woven into the main line of the story, was absolutely perfect.
There were parts of the book that were tough to read, but not because they were slow or badly written, but because they were so well written and about such harsh things that the two girls went through, that I was actually crying at parts of this book.
I'm a huge fan of books that can stir emotions in me, and this one did not fail on that level. There was so much emotion flowing through this book, and it certainly didn't shy away from or gloss over the harsher parts of Carey's story.
I would highly recommend this book. It's emotional, and well written, and has some wonderful characters who will get you hooked from start to finish.