Nothing is what it seems. No one is who they seem. Everyone has a past and everyone has secrets. So what happens when the past and the present collide? Chaos.
Teenagers are cruel. We know that. Intolerant of anyone who is not the norm. This is a story of a lot of people who look pretty on the outside but are rotten on the inside. It’s a story of being true to yourself, no matter the cost. It’s a story of a mother’s love for her child and what she will do to protect that child.
There were quite a few topics front and center in this book. Domestic Abuse, Trans hate crimes, Intolerance, and judgment.
Maybe there were too many topics. Told from Olivia’s point of view and from Lily’s point of view we go from past to present. I have to say there were so many subplots that I didn’t care about a bit. Some of it was a little unbelievable. Wrapped up in a bow. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel a connection to any of these people and they all seemed a bit shallow.
NetGalley/October 4, 2022, RHPG/Ballentine