“A romance that will keep teens turning pages.” —Janette Rallison
Buh boom, buh boom.
My heart thrusts with a force that takes me by surprise. Telling me something I don’t understand. A splitting pain, a longing to slip back under. They tell me I was in a hit-and-run, but I can’t remember what happened that night. All I know is that I woke up with pictures in my pocket, a card from one of those photo booths in the mall. And I’m in the pictures. Cody Rush. Me and…
Her brother was there that night, and my dad, the FBI agent, was the one who put her mom behind bars. What’s the connection? And why won’t Julianna talk to me now? Somehow, she holds the key to it all, and getting close–real close—to her for the answers I need will be no hardship at all…
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now and never
(Thursday, April 23, 2015)
Between Now and Nvever by Laura Johnston
Enjoyed this read for many reasons: lots of mysteries, bit of romance and family life.
Starts out with Cody, whose father is in the FBI, his mom is a caterer, and a sister. They lost his brother Jimmy and we get to hear about him during the novel.
The book is also about Julianne. Her brother Vic is into drugs and his mother has gone to prison because of it. Her father dabbles in art, junk that he tries to sell as collages.
With alternating chapters we find out about a drug deal gone bad when Cody has gone with Vic one night. That night leads him to get hit by a car, during a dust storm and he doesn't recall ever meeting Julianna.
We get to follow their separate lifes and a combined one as she tutors him. He follows his career into basketball and she follows her into a beauty pageant-for her mother.
Over time the clues come back to Cody as to what happened the night he got hit. With help from other he remembers more and that leads to her helping him and she didn't even realize it. Other excerpt from the author's next book is included.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review