I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.
I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should've left...
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.
I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.
The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could've stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.
Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.
** Standalone Young Adult
Genre: Young Adult
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2DY2PeC
The Synopsis drew me in but it wasn't what I expected at all.
From the books I have read by Tijan they have all been based around a teenager and struggles in one way or another, with different plots, school, bullies and first love In that respect this was no different but the plot it had me hooked.
If you read the synopsis you will already know the night Mackenzie found her sister dead is also the night she climbed into Ryan's bed.
Ryan is a boy she barely knew, a boy who's house she was staying at while her parents had just moved area for a new start and while grieving she finds comfort with a boy who becomes her sole-mate filling the gap her twin sister leaves behind. That's the best way I can sum it up in brief.
The story focuses on the bond Mackenzie and Ryan share, Ryan had lost his best friend years earlier.
Mackenzie is the new girl in school and she never was the popular girl, it was always her sister but you could say she begins to channel her sister, she hears her voice, she sees her when she's in crisis, feels her encouragement.
Sounds a bit weird right? but the story worked.
Tijan covers a lot of things in this book, bullying, eating disorders, grief, suicide, family issues, importance of communication and in the midst of it all young love.
A good young adult read with a lot of meaning behind the words.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes