Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willow's parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made it. Willow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down.
Told in an arresting, fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.
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This is by far one of the best books I've ever read. It's so raw and Willow's story is so captivating that you don't know if you feel for her or dislike her. I sympathized for Willow but sill felt anger when she did not quit inflicting self harm on herself. Willow did not want to accept help and you need to understand Willow had her own way of dealing with things- with her lover the blade. I couldn't put the book down until I finished it, and after a couple of hours of reading I realized who Willow really was and I discovered that her self harm wasn't selfish. When Guy, the boy who Willow is intrigued by and can't help to ignore, she is indulged with memories of her past and likes that even if just for a little she can remember how it was to not be an orphan. She pushes him away constantly fearing that she can't continue to have a relationship with Guy and the blade-- so she has to choose which lover she is more loyal to.
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I see myself in this girl and it really gives me hope that there is actually a light at the end of the tunnel.