A suicide pact was supposed to keep them together, but a broken promise tore them apart
Allie is devastated when her older sister commits suicide - and not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they'd always be together, in life, and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.
Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief.
But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie's not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister's death or facing her new reality without her.
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About the Author:
Stacie Ramey learned to read at a very early age to escape the endless tormenting from her older siblings. Where the Wild Things Are was her first favorite book and she swore she’d only marry a man who could prove he had rumpus in his heart!
She attended the University of Florida, where she majored in communication sciences, and Penn State where she received a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology. She also met her future husband at Penn State, who surprised her one day with all of the stuffed Wild Things’ characters, proving his worth.
She currently works with high school aged Autistic kids, introducing them to the literary worlds she grew up loving. When she’s not working or writing, she engages in Netflix wars with her children or beats her husband in Scrabble, all while watching the Florida Gators and Penn State Nittany Lions play (Go Gators).
She lives in Florida with her husband, children, and rescue dogs.
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This is one emotional YA novel. The story picks up after Allie's sister commits suicide, breaking their suicide pact. Leah was the oldest, while Allie looked up to her sister, Leah had a lot of secrets. This is a story of a troubled teen trying to find her footing after her parents separation, her mom being addicted to prescription pills and the recent death of her sister, Leah. Allie is lost, her art is lost and she doesn't know what to do. She needs to grieve but is having troubles. She is seeing a therapist and is suppose to be taking medication but it leaves her feeling "numb". Allie is fighting the help from the therapist as she feel no one understands what she has lost. Leah wasn't suppose to leave her especially without Allie.
We watch as Allie makes a downward spiral, trying to find her art and understand why Leah did it. Allie sees Leah mostly when she takes pills that she gets from another older student. This story pulls on the heart strings, wanting to see Allie get help and not lose total control over herself and life. Allie says she doesn't want to die but everything she does is leading her down that path. I do feel that the characters were well developed and that the story line is written in a steady pace. I couldn't put this book down, and was full of emotions for Allie.
I give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I look forward to reading more from this author.
~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*~