Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.
Veronica sees ghosts—more specifically, her mother’s ghost, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on….
Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing it all…including their lives?
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McGarry (Only a Breath Apart) draws readers deeply into a ghostly world. Sawyer is a 17-year-old high school senior in Kentucky. Popular and athletic, he seems to have everything together, despite some reading difficulties. Also 17, Veronica is the school's resident weird girl, who marches to her own beat and doesn't care what people think. Veronica ends up having to partner with skeptical Sawyer for a senior thesis on her favorite topic: ghosts. As they work together, the pair begins to acknowledge their own difficulties: Veronica has a brain tumor, like her mother, and Sawyer is managing his divorced parents and a little sister he's helping to raise. The teens' developing romance is secondary to the story's exploration of challenging subjects, including death, enabling, and addiction recovery. Instead of sensationalizing these topics, though, McGarry expertly normalizes them, and in doing so helps to break social stigmas and encourage frank dialogue. An unusually honest, gracefully crafted portrayal of contemporary teen life. Ages 13 up.
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Echoes Between Us
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So after reading the blurb I decided to give this book a chance. Not going to lie when I first started reading this book I struggled. I had a hard time connecting to the story. Even though the story is told in Sawyer and Veronica’s point of views I felt like they were both the same person and their personality really didn’t show at first.
Honestly, I thought about dnfing the book but something told me to keep reading. I am so happy I stuck with the book because the story took some unexpected turns and I was hooked. My heart broke for Sawyer as I am a child of an alcoholic parent and I remember going to Al-Anon meetings as a child and this took me back to a time in my life that I try to forget. I respected how Sawyer took care of the house and his sister, Lucy. He had a heart of gold and put others first even though he was suffering.
Then we have Veronica and everything she was going through and it reminded me of a good friend who was in a similar situation. I loved Veronica’s approach on life and how she was going to live her life to the fullest and for someone her age she handle herself very well. I would have been a wreck.
This was my first time reading anything by this author and it even though it took some time for me to get into the story it was a good read. The plot was unique and I won’t forget about Sawyer and Veronica anytime soon!