From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!
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“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”
When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.
I should probably just make it official and tell you McGarry is my favorite contemporary teen writer. I haven't read a book by her I didn't like, couldn't put down. So why should this one have been different? It wasn't!
No shocker she fleshes out her characters so well you feel they are your friends or family. No surprise her writing flows so well you can't find a decent stopping point when you're Kindle is hitting you in the face in bed! No surprise you cry some, laugh some, and have those totally sighing moments and none of them make you wan to stop reading.
Drix and Elle are great characters. Drix is this tough exterior with that squishy interior. And Elle is what looks like a push over exterior that turns into a tougher personality than you thought (just listen to the words that cross her lips). But mostly they are just a great mesh together. His hard to her soft. Her snarky to his serious. So much harbored emotion and raw courage from both.
The story itself is tragic: young boy does time for a crime he didn't commit and falls for the privileged girl he doesn't think he deserves; young girl wants to be independent but is ruled by a dominating set of parents and wants to be with a boy she knows they will never accept. This has teen angst written all over it. And, yet, McGarry doesn't do angst. She does emotion and heart wrenching twists. She does characters who look deep into their souls but don't always feel they have what it takes to take what they want. And she does teens who come to grips with becoming independent and standing up for what they feel is right and what they want.
Will I say this is my favorite book by McGarry, no, I cannot betray West and Haley. But I can say McGarry has no issue with sucking me into her stories and keeping me there. With making me feel like I cannot possibly stop reading because I just have to know what happens next. I look forward to more stories that pull me into the trenches, throw me around a bit, and have some sunshine on the other side.
I want to thank InkSlinger and Harlequin Teen for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
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