Includes the short story “Once in a Lifetime.”
Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.
Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can't ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.
A different type of story
This is a great read! After reading description on the back I wasn't sure if I was going to like this series. As always Denise surprised me in the journey this book takes. Half way through the book I was deeply hooked and trying to read it faster so I learn what happens in the end. I hope you give it a try too!
Sweet and Engrossing YA story
This is my first YA novel, and while I’m many years removed from my late teens, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I wish there was a book like this one when I was in high school in the late ‘80’s! It’s so good that I have purchased the second in the series! Can’t wait to see how it all ends!
This book had me hooked within the first couple of chapters. It made me want more. Not a lot of books can do that absolutely loved it can’t wait to read the next one