My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary: While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from their troubles, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, what lies ahead for Sophie and Carter?
My Quick Review
I absolutely loved this book. It was only a short read and can be read in one sitting, but it was full to the brim of awesome characters and emotion. The detail in the lives of Sophie and Carter was amazing. This book is life changing and after reading, you have to be thankful for what you have.
Sophie is a teenage girl looking after her 3 siblings; her mother is a prostitute and is never home.
Carter is looking after his mentally ill mother, with each day brining another hallucination and being a danger to her. Cater is also trying to cope with the problems of his past.
Together they are a perfect team and this story tells of their daily lives separate and together.
The author is amazing and her writing skill puts you in their shoes and it is so vivid. I was in tears reading this book and left speechless.
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