Release Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.
Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:
Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her.
Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one!
We are introduced to Faith aka Leah who lives with her older sister and her mom. Her mom is a not a good mom. She decides she is going to have a baby for another couple (the mom) and Leah just doesn't like the idea of this. The mom just cares about the money. Leah doesn’t think her mom is in the right place mentally to do this.
When her mom has the baby, Leah gets an idea. To run off with the baby. She figures any life is better than what the baby will go through.
Leah takes the baby with pretty much nothing. She has the car but she has no place to live and not very much money. So when she finds a nice man whose renting a room out, she figures she can’t get any luckier. And this man, has a nice son who is only a few years older than Leah. The catch, he thinks the baby is Leah's and that she is older than what she is.
As Leah and Chris get close, she wants to tell him the truth. But she knows she shouldn't.
When things go haywire, Chris is actually pretty understanding.
I don’t want to say much about this one, its one of those contemps that you should read if you like contemps. I thought it was a wonderful debut. Very meaningful and yet very cute!
Things aren’t perfect for Leah, that's for sure. Sometimes she seems mature, but other times, she doesn't make the best decisions.
This was a neat debut! I liked it!
Overall: I enjoyed reading it a lot. It was a very fast read for me. I liked Leah, and I really loved Chris. He was such a sweet and caring guy. He wasn't perfect but he was perfect for Leah. I liked this one a lot and I’ll read whatever Blair writes next!
Cover: Like it. Its not very colorful but its still a really cute cover.
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