~A lot can change in the space between devising a plan and carrying it out. That space is called the INTERIM.~
High school seniors Jeremy Stahl and Regan Walters aren’t friends. Not even close. He’s a picked-on, picked-apart loser outcast. She’s a cool kid running with the popular crowd. It’s unlikely they’d ever speak to one another. Too bad he’s madly in love with her. But what does it matter anyway? He’s got no time for love. Only revenge.
Meticulously detailed in the pages of his battered red notebook is his master plan. He’s finally ready to answer every single taunt, jeer, and flying fist—unwarranted abuse that’s spanned six years of his lonely life. He’s justified. He’s ready. But he never readied himself for her.
Regan finds his journal. She reads it, and when he discovers her intrusion, he has to switch tactics. She’s a liability now.
Better fix that.
(This is a New Adult standalone that contains explicit language and graphic violence, including gun violence. If school shootings are a particularly sensitive topic for you, then I encourage you to refrain from reading this book.)
S. Walden is one my favorite authors. Her books are stories you can see actually occurring today in society. Her writing is raw and it brings out emotions that sometimes I have a hard time dealing with. This story is no exception. Jeremy is a boy who has been bullied for years. Not just name calling but physical bullying. He can't escape the torment he receives daily. Not even at home with his family. His father is a drunk that physically abuses him and one day he left a mark on Jeremy's face that forever changed how the bullying at school would later shape his life. He can't hide. He can't run. He does what he thinks is his God given right to take revenge on those who,did him wrong. He writes his manifesto and unfortunately it gets into Regan's hands. She now has a decision to make. One that could make the difference between life and death.
I highly recommend reading this book. In no way is Summer glorifying school shootings but she is given us readers Jeremy's story as well as Regan's.