Title: Live Through This
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Mindi Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Book: Hardback, Borrowed from Carmel (Thanks!)
Recommended for: Lovers of realistic fiction
From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a mom and stepdad who would stop at nothing to keep her siblings and her happy.
But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now that Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.
In this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel, Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect.
I am surprised when the abuser was revealed! I didn't even suspected him. I thought he was good! I even felt bad for him because his girlfriend broke up with him and it's been messy. Ugh. I'm bad with trusting people. I obviously don't like the part(s) where Coley was abused. How would you feel if someone would enter your room and lie down on your bed beside you and that person will start touching your treasured parts? I just want to punch that person but my point is why is Coley enjoying it, when you're supposed to hate it? I don't understand her.
Well, the story went smoothly, Coley expressed everything clearly. Most chapters talked about their vacation in Canada. The abuse scenes are not too extreme, though. As for the ending, it works for me. It wasn't the 'happily-ever-after' kind of ending but it was good, I know it will be.
It was good. Not very good nor very bad. Just good.