4 STAR REVIEW
Thank you so much to Owl Hollow Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This novel is set in the town of Poplar Beach, West Virginia where we meet 17-year-old Freedom who is living in a shack without water or electricity with her younger brother and her father. Neither of the children attend school and are not allowed to have any friends. Their father is always scheming ways to make money even if it means ripping people off while Freedom works at a grocery store. Enter Cole, another teenager who also has a troublesome home life. What starts as helping Freedom out after her dad is injured turns into so much more.
I went into this book expecting YA romance which I feel I have read a million times before. I was so not ready for what this book was actually about. It’s not just a story about love, it’s a story about family and survival and teenagers with crappy lives trying to make it better and be the adults.
Lynn Vroman has an amazing writing style that will keep you interested and wanting to know what happens next. The way she details her characters and the storyline is amazing and she has a true talent for this. I loved the characters Freedom and Cole and how they had such a slow building romance while trying to help each other out. This was such a great book!