Synopsis : ‘Are you going to ask me in?’ he replied, a cheeky smile forming on the edges of his lips. Then he leaned towards me conspiratorially. ‘We aren’t strangers, you know.’
Milly Benton wants it all to go away. Wants to flip the bird to the nightmares and her parent’s grief and the incessant questions about when she’s going to make something of herself.
But when her parents exile her to the country, Milly has to cope with her annoyingly helpful aunt and three cousins instead. Bitter at the hand she’s been dealt, Milly has stopped dreaming of a future.
In steps Jerome with his tormented blue eyes. Familiar from her childhood and as broken as she. They need each other. But how can they forget?
I enjoyed the book "Restless". I'm going to give this YA / coming of age novel 4 stars.
I instantly could relate with the main character "Milly's" p.o.v. Though I would classify this as chick-lit , it wasn't that simple.
The situations that were brought up in this novel resonate with all ages & genders .the death of a family member can have devastating effects on each surviving member. I thought the author showed the displacement of the grieving process very realistically.
The behavior and evolution if the main character was what a real person would actually go through. The romance in the beginning with the "French FB" guy seemed a bit much but hey... "Catfish" is watched so again the book stayed with current issues.
I also thought the economic / college aspect of the book was also very on point. So many people finish high-school & work jobs they can't stand & never actually study something that intrigues. I'd recommend this book to the younger spectrum of the YA audience . Sexual promiscuity , mental health issues, and family are something that almost anyone can relegate to.
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