Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review from AToMR Book Tours
Genre: Contemporary OLDER YA
Book Description from Goodreads: 18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.
My thoughts: Samantha is 18 and striving to reach her goal of earning a scholarship to Stanford. She is smart and determined. She accepts an internship to a teen hot line. She would like to major in psychology and this job would look very good on her college application.
Collin is looking for a school to send his troubled younger brother to. He visits Samantha's school and is immediately taken by her. There is a definite spark between them from the moment they meet.
Unfortunately, there are many obstacles standing in their way. Collin has a past. His past has lead him to his success, but has left him with some undesirable attributes and many emotional scars. Somehow Collin and Sam have to find a way to meet on common ground and not let their demons stand between them.
This book deals with some very serious issues of child abuse. It is really hard to read some of the situations that come up. It illustrates the point that the abuse of a child has lasting consequences that can play havoc with that child for the rest of his/her life.
I felt that Kailin Gow handled the issues in a intellectual and positive way. I would recommend this book to YA readers who are 17 or older, because of the sensitive nature of the subject. Some of the issues are very mature issues, which leads to mature situations.
If you want to read a book that will make you think and haunt your thoughts for awhile, this may be the one.
This book contains mild illustration of child sexual abuse and the lasting consequences of sexual abuse.
About Kailin Gow:
Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are: The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more. A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film. She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.
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