Series : N/A
Publisher: Kylie Scott
Genre – Mature YA
Source : Author
Release Date : July 18th 2017
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.
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It’s no secret that I love Kylie Scott and her writing. She gets the real woman and she never shies away from being brutal honest about life and its ups and downs. It is the reason why she is adored by many for her stories in the romance genre. She makes her stories accessible and relatable even though they involve rockstars. But who can blame her as she gave us countless of boyfriends and plenty of entertainment. Despite all this I was slightly hesitant when Trust was announced . Even though my gut knew I wouldn’t be disappointed, there is a fine difference between romance and YA.
The language, emotions and life experiences are different in YA. What you may experience and enjoy in a romance novel may not work in YA novel. I didn’t know how her brand of writing would translate to YA. Don’t get me wrong Scott can write. But she has a particular kind of writing that not everyone may love in YA. Needless to say I didn’t have to worry and Scott has written a book that has instantly become one of my favourite OZ YA novels to date I have read.
Not shying away from her roots and being the writer that I have come to love and adore . Scott tells the story of highschool senior Edie. A plus size teenager who lives an ordinary life in a North California town until her life is changed by a robbery in the local convenience store . It is a life changing needless to say and that night things happened that leaves Edie shaken and changed. She no longer wants to live life half full and decides its time to make a stance. Trust is her story, her journey to that place. But when you have an experience that takes away trust from you in the most heartless way. It isn’t going to be easy. Lucky for her, this experience isn’t a one person affair.
That night didn’t only touch her and we soon cross paths with John who was there by her side trying to get her through the whole ideal. His life is a total opposite from Edie’s. Around here he isn’t a boy with goals or dreams. He is the boy who runs wild , partying and dealing . Leaving life to the fullest the only way he knows how. Until that night. Now they find themselves on the opposites sides once again as they forge new paths in their lives their senior year.
With the only person keep them sane is each other as life keeps on giving them challenges. Even so they are drawn to each other and bonding over things. Trusting to keep each other going, but when the lines are cross and their world just get complicated once again. Who are they going trust?
A very teenage affair,Trust is coming of age story told Scott style. Not holding back , Scott tells the highs and lows of life through Eddie and John. The typical teenage problems along the cruel real world problems peppered in that add a air of honesty and reality to this story. Scott doesn’t paint a pretty picture of substance abuse or shy away from the bullying and problems of being a plus woman. She makes it a matter of fact like other things in this novel which I enjoyed especially when it came to a certain point in the novel. It was a very accepting novel from a teenager point of view . Yes we had the parents who questioned and nag their kids but I loved how the teenagers in this novel were very accepting about things and didn’t push views on to us as readers.
Told over a few months , Eddie journey is a story of firsts and honest and real. She doesn’t relent any second and I loved her and John for who they become. How they embraced the best and worst bits of themselves and rose again the experience that set them alight and made them want to change.
Scott has done it again in a different genre and I couldn’t be more thrilled and hope this isn’t the last from her YA. We need a voice like her’s in YA as well. Dealing with the tough issues and being these are facts of life
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/
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