Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Story - Trust

Earlier this week, Kylie Scott's new book, Trust, came out. If you haven't heard about it, there's a blurb and an awesome trailer on Kylie's website here. The trailer is really worth's a movie trailer, really!

I'm a fan of Kylie's words and stories. She spoke at ARRC about Trust, and there's been a lot of hype before release day (an author who can promo :)!!!), so I was looking forward to it. And after the brilliant trailer, I wanted to know what happened.

I got a notification just as I was shutting down for the night that my pre-order was ready. Holy heck. 11 pm and there's a new Kylie Scott book. I'd just had a killing-it day writing, and I'm all for rewards for even the smallest of things. Even knowing that if I opened it, it would be a long long night...I opened it.

A few times I thought about putting it down. But hey, the chapters are short, so what's one more chapter?

I finished as Mr E got up.

My heart full.

It's teenage angst done beautifully. It's growing up, illustrated superbly. I think it's Kylie's best and most heartfelt novel yet.

Edie is a lovely character. She's a victim to bullies at school, long before she's involved in a random drug-fuelled hold up at a convenience store. It's a life-changing event.

John Cole is such a fabulous hero because he's almost an anti-hero. He's everything a victim can never have, but dreams of.

The supporting cast, especially Hang and Anders, are funny and cute and great friends.

This book is deeply moving. It's about 'firsts' and not all my firsts were great experiences, and I think that's why the book resonates so well...not all the firsts are fantastic, and yet they're firsts. Exciting in their own way, life-changing in some way, and part of the rites of passage.

I loved this story. Trust by Kylie Scott. Have you read it? What did you think?

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