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.
I LOVE THE COVER,I LIKE THE STORY!
My first book by Kylie Scott since The Stage Dive series, a series I loved but I also like hot rock-star reads, Trust is totally different and focuses on the lives of two teenagers who meet under dangerous circumstances.
Tust involves John and Edie both in their teens and first meet when they find themselves in a dangerous situation, a gun heist in a store.
An unlikely bond forms, John is one of the popular guys in school and Edie is one of the good girls or was until the incident that changed her attitude to life. Edie has recently moved from an all girls school and the two meet again On Edie's first day at her new school.
John was the guy who teachers saw as a trouble maker, lives with his uncle, has a drug dealing brother and loves to skateboard. Edie is the daughter of a single overprotective mum, went to an all girls school and after the incident changed schools to get away from the bullying which she had been subject to for years due to being overweight, friends who weren't really friends and hypocrisy
Since the incident Edie struggles with dreams and John who once sold weed for his brother turns over a new leaf wanting to do better at school. Both help each other and grow close together.
Trust is a story of two people who probably would not of not even entertained one-another but circumstance brought them together.
Trust is a sweet story told in Edie's pov. There's a lot of dialogue, conversations between Edie and John and apart from the beginning and another altercation near the end with Johns brother the pace is pretty slow.
An enjoyable YA read with very little angst or drama. I can't say I bonded with the characters, there was no build up to getting to know the characters, you are thrust straight into the action of the heist, so you don't get their upbringing history or their inner thoughts and feelings are etc. I would also of of preferred Johns point of view as well.
Overall a good story with good likeable main characters and extended characters, a good YA read.
Arc received from netgalley for review purposes.
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