4 Stars (but secretly I'm leaning closer to 5)
The story for this book was incredible and if not for a few writing/formatting issues I would have given it 5 stars.
Picking up this book and reading that back of the novel won't give you a detailed enough view on what's to come. The story line was original, the characters compelling and made you want to cheer them on or flip them off.
The weakest point of the book was not in its content, but in its writing. In some places you felt the junior writer feeling in the use of phrases multiple times in an almost robotic
All of the characters felt real and alive and most of the secondary characters had the necessary amount of depth to also be placed in that category. Avalon was whitty, strong and determined and her chemistry with Shay boiled off the pages at certain points. Shay is a strong abused kid who manages to learn despite it all how special he is through the course of the book. The theme of desperation, suicide and depression are the lifeblood of this book and all of them manage to end on a positive note as the story wraps up. Suicide is thwarted through love and unbreakable companionship and sends a positive message to the reader on how love can conquer all.