The bullets missed her. The trauma did not.
After a notorious school shooting leaves her a shadow of the girl she once was, seventeen-year-old Lizzie Beringer moves to Nantucket Island. There, Lizzie vows to hide her identity as the shooter’s sister. All her efforts to fly under the radar, however, are complicated by her P.T.S.D. and the attention she receives from two competing boys. While fending off the not-so-subtle advances of popular athlete Michael Wickersham, she must also deal with her growing feelings for her shy lab partner, Gage Pike. Gage may act like he’s all wrong for her, but the pull between them is undeniable. Under the threat of discovery and the possibility of testifying in a televised trial, Lizzie fights to keep her secrets and start her life over. One Broken Day is a brilliantly imagined story exploring the ways we are all broken and at the same time, offered redemption in the most unexpected of places.
This book does contain strong sexual references and goes into detail about the school shooting, but I still recommend it to anyone that enjoys contemporary, chick-lit, coming of age, love stories, tragic stories, anything that really just touches your heart.
” No matter where you go and who you try to be, your past will follow.”
This book is about things that could actual happen and books and movies like that always make me think about things in life. I probably will never forget this book. You can either deeply connect with Lizzie or you possibly could connect with Thomas. I know I could see the pain Thomas felt, but obviously there was something deeper than anything I have ever gone through for this character to do what he did. Lizzie lost so much that one broken day, but with the help of Gage she might gain more than she ever had before.
I really loved all the characters. They had their own unique personalities. They all had their own stories, not just Lizzie. Wick even grew on me!
“Wick was turning out to be sort of amusing even if I should have hated him for what he did to Gage.”
While there is a love triangle, kinda. Mostly a game of cat and mouse. It did not consume the story. There were heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, cute but serious moments, there were good times and bad times. This book covered it all. The ending couldn’t have gotten any better, it was perfect. I wouldn’t mind a sequel though. 😉 I think this is a stand alone novel though, but I am not sure.
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