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Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
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Book Review: 4,5 Stars
I was really, really excited for “Trust” because Kylie Scott is one of my favorite writers and can do some really good steam in her books. And “Trust” is something completely different from her, first of all there was a bit of suspense thrown into the mix and it was Young Adult. Yes, I’m a bit weary of both and so I was scared of the outcome. Some sub-genres and I just don’t mix well and Young Adult is one of them. But Kylie Scott managed the unthinkable – I really enjoyed her story, teenage stupidity and all!!! I thought to myself “Hold ya tits, old girl”, but it’s really true LOL So, first of all big congratulations to Miss Scott, for corrupting me into liking something I’d normally avoid.
In “Trust”, we don’t get to meet normal teenagers. No, we get to meet survivors, who went through hell and back together without even knowing one another. That was a real ice-breaker, to say the least. And made for an explosive start of the book, that’s for damn sure. But the author didn’t let the lives of the MC’s fizzle after that, no. She had some more twists and turns up her sleeve, not so much in the suspense department but more in the life-and-growing-up-department. Yes, I wanted to smack the bristly teenagers once or twice to make them see more reason and yes, my impatience with them was alarming from time to time – but Kylie Scott managed to keep me glued to the story from start to finish. I just wanted to know what would be next for the two, what more could happen. Brilliant, seriously.
Yes, I had a few minor issues with the book, as was to be expected with me sticking my thick nose into uncharted waters but I’m still surprised by how little those issues weighed in total. And also at this point, I’d like to do a recommendation for the age of suitable readers because there was relatively detailed violence on page and also a bit of descriptive (not too detailed) sex. So, maybe readers 16 up would be best.
Overall, Kylie Scott won me over and showed me once again that I should step off my soap box more often and risk getting disappointed, just for the probability of being able to find some new amazing surprising gems like “Trust”. 4,5 stars from me and a definite recommendation. It’s worth reading for the funny, charming and emotional dialogues alone.