If you like feeling like wrenching out all of your emotions and wanting to feel like you're going to die of dehydration-by-crying, read Watch Over Me. It's not a happy happy joy joy story; it's not a gather 'round and sing Kumbaya 'til everyone feels better book. It's raw and heart-wrenching and meant to force you to look at how you relate to your parents and family. It only took the first few pages of the book to get my eyeballs to leak, and I didn't stop until The End. [June 2013]
About This Book
Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?