Every love story has a breaking point... From the author of Paperweight comes the star-crossed romance of two high school friends in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.
BEFORE: Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.
AFTER: When Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. Though they once knew each other’s every secret, they aren’t the same people they used to be. Bridge can’t imagine life without Wil, but sometimes love isn’t enough. Can they find their way back to each other, or will this be the end of their story?
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Meg Haston is also the author of the young adult novel Paperweight and two middle grade novels, How to Rock Braces and Glasses and How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies. She lives with her family in Jacksonville, Florida, where she writes and works as a counselor at an independent school.
Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney's World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.
James Fouhey is an actor and narrator living in New York City. He received classical training at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has recorded more than forty audiobooks across a variety of genres, including science fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and children's fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is odd, but this is one of the times when I finish a book and do not know what it was about? Was this about Bridget’s inability to stop herself from poking her nose into everyone’s life? About Wil coming to terms with the events of the night of his father’s death? The underlying message that no matter how much you think you know someone, people can still surprise you with their secrets? It hit on some topics like alcoholism and domestic violence, and I would like to warn readers for the trigger-some nature of these topics. Overall, it makes a point of how people are imperfect and even the best of us will have some flaws. This was a book that was solely dedicated to the intense relationship between Bridget and Wil and considering the history they have between them, I agree with the characterization of that relationship in the book. It is all-encompassing for both, since it is the only thing they have known. Even after Bridget’s mistake, and Wil’s breaking them off, it continues to be a thing they can’t let go off. So, when after Wil’s father’s death, Bridget and he start getting close once again. But now she senses secrets in him and tries to understand where he is coming from. Her every other interaction with others was first about how she misses him, but now it was about why he won’t open up to her. Honestly, if I was Leigh, even I would have cause to get angry. Over onto Minna, though, I sensed that she was more patient about it, in light of her years of experience. But, it felt like this book was determined to not tie up any of the many plot threads and since it does not look like this has a sequel, I am dissatisfied with the ending. I did not see the point of Leigh’s art project, or Minna’s daughter even being part of this plot when Bridge was like Wil, my Wil through half the book. While it has such an intense relationship between the two leads, the secondary characters are being rendered useless. Also, not that this was written like a mystery, but it does have a ‘reveal’ of sorts towards the end, which felt a little late in the game, in a way, because it was in a way something that changed the pace of the plot. In the end, though, I am sort of indifferent about the book overall. The writing was good, the characters were fleshed out well, but the plot felt flat. It might appeal to some, but an average one for me.