Everyone should have something to rebel against.
Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.
Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.
When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.
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A Truly Awesome Read!
What an incredible story! I could not put it down, once I started reading! The characters are flawed, funny, tragic (at times), and incredibly believable. I laughed, cried, and thoroughly enjoyed every word!
A song for Julia
Wow.. I haven't read a book in a long time that made me feel. I cried so often reading this book. Not because of anything in my life. I just kept getting caught up in the story. Powerful.
It's such an amazing and touching story! Made me cry!