This week, I chose...
Evan: Every winter, Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The "girl next door" has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But even though Lucy's changed, Evan and Lucy connect again. And this time, Evan falls in love.
Lucy: Lucy has secrets. She doesn't tell Evan about her mother's new abusive boyfriend, her own violent boyfriend, and the fights that got her kicked out of her house. She feels guilty and starts to resent Evan's picture perfect (boring) life. She knows Evan won't change, and Lucy knows she must break his heart and move on.
Evan: The next winter, after transferring to an art college against his father's wishes, Evan sees Lucy again. And this time, they know the timing is right.
This unique story features gorgeous black-and-white illustrations throughout (comic strips, spot art, chapter heads, etc.)
Um, illustrations? Broken and healing hearts? Winter? Yes, please! What do you think of this book? Have you heard of it? Do you want to read it?