Spotlight Sunday is a book meme the basic idea is that you share any book you want to put in the spotlight! Created by Closet Readers and Baliesussman@ Nerdinnewyork.
Because us bloggish people love rules
- Make a post about a book you think deserves the spotlight for the week linking back to Closet Readers and Nerdinnewyork
- Share the post on the Goodreads group.
Not a rule but it would be great if you used the #SpotlightSunday to share the meme that way we can find you… Thanks!
“Lochan: I gaze at the small, crisp, burned-out black husks scattered across the chipped white paint of the windowsills. “
She is pretty and talented – sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But… they are brother and sister.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
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I wish more people talked about this book. I know it’s hard for people to read because of the topic but it’s so brilliant. This book pushed me to think and look past my views. It made me realize that I need to judge people less and look more at why they do the things they do. It made me see how brutal some people’s lives are, especially children. Although this story is about a brother and sister that fall in love, it deals a lot with family dynamics. An alcoholic mother, a father that left, and two siblings struggling to make sure they’re not all separated by child protective services.