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When Mallory was a kid, she was bounced from one horrible foster home to another. At thirteen, a terrible accident got her removed from the group home where she was living to a hospital where she met the parents who would adopt her. But when she starts a new school and encounters an old friend from the foster system sparks start to fly
‘Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading’ – Gena Showalter
About the author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.
When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent her time writing short stories, which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn.
Seventeen-year-old Mallory Dodge is as meek as her old nickname, "Mouse," and Armentrout (the Dark Elements series) layers her backstory with significant challenges: Mallory lived in foster homes, was abused, and is nearly mute and trying to learn to speak again without fear. Mallory's present is filled with equally remarkable fortune: she has been adopted by kind doctors; sparks fly when she runs into Rider, her one-time foster home protector, at her new school; and people are generally patient, welcoming, and kind to her. Though Armentrout creates a diverse cast of characters (Rider, Mallory's parents, and several other characters share Latino backgrounds), they tend to be short on dimension. Rider is an ever-understanding hero, his girlfriend is cartoonishly mean, and Mallory's adoptive parents are nearly perfect. Mallory spends the bulk of the novel shrinking in the face of everything, and at times her innocent demeanor feels contrived. But Armentrout's effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory's to be satisfying and hopeful. Ages 14 up.
It‘s a great book. I can relate with Mallory with her anxiety. I read this book at the best moment I ever could have chosen. Before back to school she stressed out which was the same for me because I entered college, and for Mallory it’s her first and last year in high school. The subjects as friends, study orientation, love are well managed in the book. Not cheesy, not crazy, simply realistic. I won’t spoil anything, I just think it’s a book that really helped me and I’m sure I will read it again. I love the message inside the book.
Just trying is already a big step.
Excellent book about surviving an abusive childhood
Written beautifully with emotions and raw realistic necessary violence describing what it really is, to be a victim kid, to survive, to learn to live.
A lot of art love friendship family relations matters : very realistic read