Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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.


OMG this book is AMAZING!!!
As a reader i'm still pretty new to reading YA/NA books, after a lifetime of passing them over and of thinking that I was too old to read them or that they just wouldn't live up to a modern contemporary, this book is enough proof of why I have been so very wrong to avoid reading them. Recently I decided I needed to broaden what I read as things were becoming a little "same old thing" and I realised that stories like this id have missed out on all this time.
Trust is a story about two people coming together in a time of need that wouldn't normally have happened without the circumstance that is thrust upon them, they find themselves being drawn together as they learn to cope with the aftermath of the tragedy and trauma that they lived through during a robbery at gunpoint at a convenience store.
John Cole is a great character, he is the handsome bad boy who used to be the school drug dealer and he just happens to be one of the popular guys that all the girls want to be with. He finds himself bonding with Edie after the robbery and becomes her protector as she is the only one that can help him deal with what they both went through.
Edie's character I really liked and could really connect to her. She is the overweight insecure girl that has been bullied all her life at school and so she decides that after her life threatening experience she doesn't care anymore and goes a little wild and starts getting into trouble. John and Edie through their friendship become one anothers saviour as they learn to trust in each other and help each other to heal the hidden scars that they both carry.
This story was both hard hitting and gritty and it felt like it could all have been real. It's full of teenage drama and life experiences that could only have happened in your worst nightmares. It's about forming friendships as well as ending one's that you thought were unbreakable and would never end, and it's also about learning to never judge someone for who the were not who they can become. This was a fast paced gripping read for me that gave me thrills and chills along the way, it truly deserves every one of it's 5 stars! 

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