Title & Author: Trust by Kylie Scott
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: Indie/Self Published
Description: Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW! I loved this book. Like, you have no idea how much I enjoyed this. It had everything going for it. I don’t remember the last time I laughed uncontrollably while reading. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read my fair share of funny books but there was something about Edie that just made me cackle like some crazed hyena anytime she said something witty. She was so fierce yet had her own realistic insecurities and I just want to shout at the rooftops at how good this book was!
Things I loved in this book:
- Edie was plus sized with a take no prisoners attitude and didn’t let anyone put her down about her weight.
- Kylie Scott’s ability to make a realistic portrayal of PTSD in both John and Edie.
- Side characters were amazing, Anders and Hang were my favorite.
- Sex positivity
- Great female relationships built on mutual trust and empowerment.
- A well written mature YA Book that didn’t downplay adult issues that teens face.
- How easy it was to fall in love with all the characters.
- A very diverse cast of characters (A++)
- The fact that John knew he was a bad influence and actively tried to be a better person.
- Slow burn romance that all but snuck up on me and I loved it.