Author: JoLyn Brown
Publisher: Walnut Springs
Published: November 15th, 2014
Paperback: 300 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF from the author in exchange for an honest review.
When Supermom joins Dad on his latest project, sixteen-year-old Morgan is left at her aunts. Instead of dating the cute boy from the track team, she will now have to spend the summer keeping a sane distance between herself and her aunts six boys.
Morgan plans on the summer being awful. Encountering an army of spiders and getting lost while running should not surprise her. What she never expects is to stumble across an abandoned house her parents own an abandoned house her uncle committed suicide in. Someone ought to have mentioned that before now.
The past haunts Morgans dreams. The more she remembers and learns, the more she realizes even her cousins are not what she thought they were. Worse, she has somehow become a reflection of her uncle and everything her parents are running from. Morgan wants to hold on to the things she loves running, her cousins, the bits of her family still intact but as the summer passes, she starts to wonder if she s going to lose everything instead.
JoLyn does a great job of capturing teen-age issues in this book. But, poor Morgan had quite a few. Her parents are shipping her off to the small town where her aunt, uncle and crazy cousins live. Morgan lived there too, when she was younger, but doesn't remember the sad events that took place before her parents left. At first Morgan's attitude about her circumstances make it worse for her, but as time goes on, she realizes how much she needs to be where she's at. I really, really liked this book and I found that I didn't want it to end. I appreciated where the author went with the story and I loved the relationships that develop. A tragedy occurred when Morgan was young that she has blocked out, and I loved the journey she takes to help herself and her parents heal. The characters are strong and the story reads quick and is very well written. I look forward to more from this author.
4 out of 5 stars.