February 3, 2012

Heart on a Chain by Cindy C. Bennett

My heart hurts. An achingly painful book about a boy and a girl. Sounds familiar, right? Wrong. This girl comes with a lot more baggage than expected. It is everything you never imagined. I cued up my Itunes while I was writing this and Lost in Paradise by Evanescence played. Listen Here. Weird Right? The number one song to explain/represent this book. This is one book you don't want to miss.
Here's the Blurb:

17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns. 

Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him. 

Kate can't figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her? 

Kate finally decides to trust Henry's intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?

                             I give this Book Four Stars.
"You told me a load of crap! I've thought over everything you said, a hundred times a day, every day, and it makes no sense. The only thing that makes sense is that you think you're not good enough for me. You think you don't deserve me. You think you have to self-sacrifice to make everyone happy."

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