Published by Kylie Scott on July 18th 2017
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Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.
While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
Trust was an intense, relevant story packed full with issues that most teens are experiencing nowadays. Bullying, cliques, finding your tribe, dealing with parents expectations and first loves.
Edie and John met in the most unconventional way, their lives being entwined with this connection that only the two of them could explain and for some reason it worked. I loved their friendship that blossomed into more, the best friends of each MC were fresh and fun, each bringing that ray of sunshine into the main characters lives.
The authors expert story telling played a big part in this working, the world building was nothing short of awesome and whilst I loved reading Kylie’s step in to this genre, I was left wanting more once I finished the book – like something was lacking. What it was, i couldn’t tell you, I was just needing that something more.