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.
4 Star Review by Ashley
I admit that YA isn't really my thing but I am a big Kylie Scott fan so I decided to give Trust a shot. Wow! The way this book started grabbed me and kept me flipping the pages through to the bittersweet end.
It starts with snacks and quickly escalated into something that nobody saw coming. A robbery. A senseless tragedy. Everyone involved had their outlook on life completely changed. For Edie, the wallflower, the quiet girl who always followed the rules, it was a sense of fearlessness that invaded her. For John, who had always been a bit of a rule breaker, it was time to clean up his act.
These two formed an unlikely friendship. It was intense but also sweet. They bonded over their shared trauma from that night. John helped settle her and Edie grounded him right back. There was a comfort and ease between the two that jumped right out of the pages. Throw some teenage hormones into the mix and it was recipe for young love in the sweetest sense. But the sense of normalcy that they found didn't last long.
My heart was pounding while reading the last chunk of Edie and John's story. I kept thinking, it can't end like this, it just can't....they've come so far! If all YA was like Kylie Scott's I think I would read a lot more of it! Edie and John were very real. Trust was a true coming of age story that kept me riveted and wanting more.
About the Author
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/
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