My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
Camille was Kinsey’s best friend. College was on the horizon – they would go together, of course. Plans were made, along with promises. Then Hunter arrived, and Camille changed. Time that used to go Kinsey was now Hunter’s, and all of Kinsey’s not-so-subtle hints about their future plans seemed to slide off of Camille’s new exterior.
Then a car accident – with Kinsey at the wheel – means no future plans at all for Camille, a complete emotional detachment for Kinsey, and a downward spiral of alcohol and drugs for Hunter. Desperate to just finish the last few weeks of high school and move on, Kinsey tries to ignore all the warning signs her body is giving her.
Camille haunts her dreams, Hunter haunts her steps in real life, and Kinsey’s conscience won’t let her leave behind the car accident. Sleep-deprived and emotionally numb, Kinsey agrees to a cross-country road trip with Hunter that she hopes can deliver her from the trap of her present. But Hunter won’t let her forget the past, and with it comes dealing with the truth about her friendship with Camille and her feelings for Hunter.