* "Give to teens who enjoyed . . . The Perks of Being a Wallflower." - School Library Journal, starred review
Brigid Kemmerer pens a new must-read story of two teens struggling under the burden of secrets, and the love that sets them free.
With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay. . . until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue's parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll's harassment escalates, she not only loses confidence but starts to fear for her safety.
When Rev and Emma meet, they're both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They connect instantly and deeply, promising to help each other no matter what. But soon Rev and Emma's secrets threaten to crush them, and they'll need more than a promise to find their way out.
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
About the Author
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Letters to the Lost and the YALSA-nominated Elementals series and the paranormal mystery, Thicker Than Water. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, with several stops in between. Brigid is now settled near Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow. WOW. I honestly loved this one so, so much; I read the whole thing in one day! I was a huge fan of LETTERS TO THE LOST, and when I heard that this one was a spinoff, I was super excited to dive in. Kemmerer writes fantastic, multi-layered characters that jump off the page, and the slow-burn romance was perfect. She handles tough subjects beautifully, and I loved how the book dealt with sexism in gaming. Definitely get this one on your TBR!
I loved the glimpses of Rev that we got in Letters to the Lost, so I was beyond excited to see he was getting his own story. Rev is strong and good and struggles to believe that. Emma is smart and maybe lacking on personal interaction. Together they are broken, but find something they needed in each other. I loved seeing Geoff and Kristin and Declan and Juliet. Matthew was an interesting addition and I would have loved just a little bit more with him. Plot wise, it is just as heart wrenching as I was expecting. There were a few things that happened that I wasn’t expecting and it was a delightful surprise. This book is quite a roller coaster of emotion and I enjoyed every page. Overall, it was an angsty and captivating read. I’m not expecting there to be another book in this world, but if there is, I’m 1000000% here for it. **Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for providing the arc free of charge**
I loooooove this book so much. Just like the first on in this series, two outcasts find to each other. The story is so beautifully written and yes, I cries. It didn't took me long to become a blubbering mess and I had to take breaks frequently to calm down. I hope that everyone gives this book a chance, it's worth it. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing!