All We Left Behind

All We Left Behind

Book - 2015
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For fans of Simone Elkeles and Courtney Summers, this haunting debut novel is about two teenagers battling their inner demons as they fall in love for the first time.

When Marion Taylor, the shy bookworm, meets sexy soccer captain Kurt Medford at a party, what seems like a sure thing quickly turns into a total mess. One moment they're alone in the middle of a lake, igniting sparks of electricity. The next, they're on dry land, pretending they've never met. But rather than the end, that night is the beginning of something real, terrifying, and completely unforgettable for them both.

As Marion and Kurt struggle to build a relationship from the fractured pieces of their pasts, every kiss they share uncovers memories both would rather keep buried. Marion desperately wants to trust Kurt and share the one secret she's never told anyone--but some truths aren't meant to be spoken out loud. Kurt is also still haunted by his mother's death, by the people he hurt, and by the mistakes he can never take back.

Explosive together and hollow apart, Marion and Kurt seem totally wrong for each other--but could they turn out to be more right than they ever thought possible?
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781481437424
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 22, 2017

teenage relationships and dealing with dysfunctional families

Mar 09, 2017

I would, as this book includes many deep issues, give an age suitability of over 16. Some areas are a bit sensitive to young eyes and they should not be given this only to have uncomfortable moments. The two main characters are deeply flawed as they cannot let go of certain things in their past, and they live day to day keeping their true feelings bottled up in a container inside. They have to come to an understanding with themselves and each other, and this book is their journey on the road to acceptance and realization that they need to set things right. Romance is rather elaborate, and I think this book is in general a story that should be taken into account, but not too deeply. 3/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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