Author: Jennifer Snyder
Title: The Unloved
Release date: July 30, 2012
Age Group: Mature Young Adult (New Adult)
Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...
Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.
(Mature Young Adult, contains violence, language, and sexual situations.)
This story wasn't your typical fluffy story. Boy and girl falls in love, end of story. That's not how it happens here. Both of these characters come from dysfunctional homes where their life haven't seen an easy day at all. Nick and Julie go through really disturbing and emotional stuff. But together they're perfect for each other. They help each other through it all.
This was an easy, straight forward read. With the home life they both lead, they leaned on each other for support. Synder wrote The Unloved in both Julie and Nick's point of view. I actually enjoyed reading how they both felt towards one another, rather than reading one point of view. You can see how emotionally scared they both are. You can see how they dealed with their daily struggles.
Both face very personal demons. Julie has a drug addicted mother who doesn't care for her kids well being at all. Her main focus is her drugs and the next guy. And Nick, he's the one I feel for the most. He has an alcoholic abusive father who beats on him and his mother. Together both Nick and Julie was a poster child for neglected kids.
I enjoyed reading this book. But this story was sad and very realistic. I can imagine how many kids are living out there with abusive parents and not say a word to anyone. Thankfully in this story Nick and Julie had each other. Many other people aren't lucky enough. Synder give you a peek into the world of verbally and physically abused kids. A world where no one deserves to be. That's why she gave them a H.E.A. I give The Unloved a 4 out of 5 stars.
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(1) Signed print copy of SHATTERED SOUL.
Both are Mature Young Adult contemporary novels by the author. Open to US Only.
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