I’m going to include the blurb for the book below my post because in case people are curious about this one.
This has been so well-reviewed, I’m going to skip my summary. This started off as an innocent, YA, boy meets girl and they fall in love, but it was engaging, and I loved the connection that Elliott and Catherine had together. They each had a rough childhood, so it made it easy for them to bond with each other. Catherine was keeping her home life so private, and Elliott just couldn’t figure out what the big secret was, and he had tried numerous times over the years to get her to break down her walls, and she just wouldn’t.
This book ended up with a huge mystery and a twist that I was not expecting at all. I borrowed this one from KU because it kept coming up as recommended, and I am so glad I did. I tend to have a few books going at once and I completely ignored the others because I got so caught up in the storyline. Definitely headed over to check out some of McGuire’s other books.
Blurb from Amazon:
The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.
Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.
Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.