17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.
Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him.
Kate can’t figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her?
Kate finally decides to trust Henry’s intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?
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Honestly I've never cried or felt so much emotion in a book before. its honestly a good read.. great actually. if you are up to reading a romantic, emotionally filled book then this one is for you!
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This book was fantastic!!! I couldn't stop reading it over and over again. I was crying through the whole thing. It a sad story of a teenage girl who has an abusive mother and loser father... Then someone special comes into the picture. It does have violence but its an amazing book about second chances.. LOVED IT!!!!!