A girl. A boy. Life. War.
This story beautifully shows us the art of living, friendship, family, love and pain. It’s one of those books that you will love because you can relate to everything that’s happening.
Skylar just graduated highschool and is excited to start a new life in college making arts. Josh just came back from Afghanistan and is still haunted by the things that happened to him. Skylar’s plan is in motion until her mom loses her job. Josh’s life couldn’t get any worse after losing his leg in the war. In their journey towards re-figuring their life, Sky and Josh will learn that sometimes the person they least expect to be the one is actually the only person they really need.
I love this one because it’s honest, inspiring and heartbreaking. Poverty, good friends, drunk mom, jobs, boys and college. I like how Sky struggled, working part time jobs and starving and being heartbroken but still ended up getting what she wanted. It was hard but she worked harder, loved harder and in the end lived happier. With Josh, of course.
“And maybe some people are like collages – no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.”