The Damned

The Damned

by Jennifer Snyder


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Cole Porter knows his home life isn't ideal, but when a situation arises and he's forced to pack up and move on, he realizes it's better to be in a position where you understand the ins and outs rather than to be tossed into the unknown.Emory Montgomery is as close to perfect as she can possibly be-good grades, beautiful, poised, popular-but having it all isn't always enough. Perfect has its drawbacks, and even the most flawless people crack under its pressure.There are people who come into our lives for a reason, when everything else is shattered, burned, and bruised. Sometimes their purpose is clear, but often the smoke and the brokenness conceal the light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503007024
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina where she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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The Damned 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
COLE He was counting the days until he reached 18 and finally get out of their house. His home life wasn't ideal, and it was just an understatement. When something came up and he was forced to move on a different house, with his sister whom he thought have left him then. He was starting from scratch - what he didn't expect was to meet Emory Montgomery. EMORY She has everything a girl could have want, or others would say. What they didn't know that everything may appear perfect on the outside, but inside, she's dying bit by bit. One mistake was all it took for her mother to tighten her reigns on her and make her life unbearable at times. Then Cole Porter came along. The two of them are breaking my heart. How can you not love them? They are broken, but not beyond repair. But how can you help when you need help as well? Will the budding emotions be enough for the both of them? Or will they be damned for life? It's a fast, short, emotional ride. I would have loved it longer, go to the depths of whatever they are experiencing, how they finally made it at the end, but nevertheless, I think it was a great read. The ending was perfect, it was leaving readers a sense of peace, and hope, and at the same time a sense of reality - you can't have it all. But I'm just happy that these two amazing and young kids have withstood whatever fate has thrown their way, they have battled, and survived - both have scars to prove it. In the end, they have won. 
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Cole Porter is a teen that doesn't have an easy life. He has to take care of himself, since his mother isn't really there to be a mother. His older siblings left the nest as soon as they turned 18, so he's left to fend for himself. When his Mom goes to jail, he gets in contact with his older sister and moves in with her and her boyfriend. Emory Montgomery is a golden child. She is the type of child that strives to do no wrong, the type that every parent should cherish. Her family isn't the most supportive though, they expect her to be that way. If she so much as steps a toe out of line her mother guilts her into what she wants. The father is out of the picture for the most part, he's always away on business. Emory has to keep an insane schedule her mother sets, she does gymnastics and she pushes herself until she is ready to break. I'm not going to go into a ton of detail as I don't want to ruin the story, but just know The Damned addresses issues that I don't see in many books, those being self mutilation (cutting) and an eating disorder. I think it's great that JSnyder wrote these characters and what they're going through. It brings awareness to both, which are more common than you think. I wish/hope kids in high school read books like this so they know they're not alone. That they need to seek help if they're going through these thoughts/actions. The story itself is told in alternating POV between Cole and Emory. JSnyder always manages to pull off the alternate POV wonderfully. I'd suggest this if you're looking for a YA/NA read.