Brooke never meant to survive, hoping that the suicide attempt would end all of her suffering. After years of rejection, pain, and heartbreak, she feels as though she's not good enough for anyone. Now she's stuck in a hospital, being forced to take antidepressants and is getting therapy for her issues.
And she hates it until she meets Matt.
Now Brooke must remember the past in order to better her future, while trying to keep her feelings for the new patient in check.
In this heartbreaking novel, a young girl will laugh, cry, and fight to find her way home to the one place that's been ruined one too many times--her own heart.
|Publisher:||Alec John Belle|
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About the Author
Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending college to become a high school English teacher. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, bullying, mental illness, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal. Despite writing such topics, he is a very cheerful person who enjoys looking for the best in life, while trying to help others do the same. His first novel, Before I Break, reached #10 on the LGBT Issues Bestseller List on Amazon. He has published two other books, both in his series The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, with a third on the way. Alec's most recent book, The Long Road Home, was released in April 2016. When his publisher Booktrope closed, he decided to serialize the books and put them on Wattpad for people to read for free.
He currently has two serials to read there: Fear Games and Spirit Walkers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* This was an intense and emotionally gripping read. The author does not sugar coat mental illness and the ending is equal parts tragic and hopeful. The writing was quite beautiful and the plot was good but some of the characters seemed a bit cliche as well as the situations the main character Brooke finds herself in. I also wanted to know more about Matt and why he stopped talking to Brooke after they were released. I was especially intrigued as it was hinted in the book that his situation was more complex than it seemed and we are never really given any insight into exactly what caused hi to consider suicide. Overall, this was an emotional read that was quite well written but may contain triggers for people who have or are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts/suicide and self-harm.