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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Heart on a Chain 5 Stars
Not your typical romance. Real issues, important topics, and relatable characters.
This is my absolute favorite book. It keeps me on my toes. I read it about twice a year and notice new things each time! It's absolutely fantastic. A must read.
Ok so it's like 2 in the morning right now and when I have to get up I'm going to be so mad at myself, but I literally couldn't stop reading. I attempted to go to sleep multiple times, but ended up picking it right back up again. I love this book <3