My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.
A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.
His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.
He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.
Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.
He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he's dying.
Amazing, emotional and powerful! This book will drag you in and keep you captivated until the very last line!
I loved the way the author delivered the story, she kept us guessing throughout with hidden meanings and that last line will live with me forever. This book is full of amazing one liners and if I was one for putting quotes in reviews this would be full of them.
Parker is a messed up girl - her body is alive but she's not living, she's merely existing in a world that has previously caused her pain. Everett is far from your normal book boyfriend but he's extremely intriguing and his take no shit, live your life attitude is awe inspiring.
I have seen this book criticised in other reviews for being similar to another well known read, this is not true at all. I am a massive fan of the other book so I feel I'd be underwhelmed if that was the case. I can honestly say at no point in this book did I feel I was reading a copy whilst there is a road trip and another similar element that is where the similarities end. Of course at times stories will overlap but that should take nothing away from this, the writing is pure GENIUS!
This book is full of angst and I ugly cried big time! There are so many lines that are etched in my mind and I'm sure if I reread I would find way more.
I can not shout highly enough about this book I'm dying to throw quotes at you but I feel its a book you need to read for yourself with no prior knowledge so you can feel all the emotions yourself as you go along. Be prepared for this book to engulf your emotions and take you on a wonderful, and at times extremely emotional discovery of life and love.
A Very easy 5 Stars awarded!