Release Date: December 1st 2011
Genres: Love & Romance, Runaways, Social Issues, Young Adult
Everyone's sorry. But no one can explain why.Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going—California.Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession…and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except…Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down—again.
I did not like the summary on the back of the book. I trust it to tell me what the book is about and make a great first impression. This one, for me, screamed “another stereotypical teen death novel” and I prepared myself for some cringe worthy writing. Not the case, the story was much better than the summary, and I learned not to put all my hope into one paragraph when the entire package could hold so much more.
Overall a great read, worth a chance.