I can still see his face, the way he tilted his head. How excited he was for me to see the gift. The pain spreads from the back of my head, cuts across my right temple and curls around the smaller scar above my eye.
I’m saving something special to give you on your birthday.
My whole head throbs.
It hurts too much to remember.
Allie can’t remember the night her boyfriend, Trip died.
She knows they were driving on the cliff road.
That Trip lost control.
That she woke up later broken and bruised.
That somehow, she survived.
Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free?
Title: Breaking Beautiful
Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Size: 368 pages, hardcover
Genre: Young Adult