Friday, June 27, 2008
Leftovers by Laura Wiess
I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
Blair and Ardith are best friends who come from two different families. Blair's parents are never around and her mother is fighting her way to the top to become a judge, and nothing will stand in her way. At one point she even forbids Ardith to ever come to the house again.
Ardith has had to spend her whole life with a mother who always pushes things aside and never faces what's happening in her families' lives, a drunken father who will jump at the chance to feel up basically any teenage girl, and a brother who pretty much takes after his father and will go for pretty much any girl he lays his eyes on, including Blair the one time she comes to Ardith's house. Ardith has to lock herself in her room most of the time to escape the rowdiness of her house with all the parties that are always going on.
Blair and Ardith have committed an unforgiveable act in the name of love and justice when a dear friend is hurt in a horrible car wreck. They think that committing this horrible act will finally set them free of their crappy lives and will bring justice to the situation at hand. But will it?
This book was so good. I literally couldn't put it down. I walked around the house with it all day today whenever I had a chance to read it. It was so easy to dive in to Blair and Ardith's lives and see how crappy they felt from day to day. I cried twice during this book. It usually takes a lot for me to cry from a book so doing it twice for one is big for me, lol. It's such a deep read and it really makes you think. I just really liked it. If I keep going now I'll just repeat myself in one way or another so I'm done. Definitely read this book if you're into deep emotional stuff.