The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she’s been avoiding for five months.
Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.
But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Formats: 266 pages, e-book
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
This wasn’t the light read I was expecting — the main character was dealing with lots of hurt and guilt and some pretty serious issues. There was also some content that surprised me a bit. I do really like the “novel in verse” format and as such it is a pretty quick read. I did also like the way it ended and the choices the main character made for herself.