“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.”
You are captured from page one to the story of Mallory. Shattered and beautiful can only take you so far before you lose all hope. This will change your mind for the better. And it’s okay to ask for help along the way.
Mallory is quiet as a mouse. All her life she has dealt a horrid hand for life. Growing up in a foster home where she was terrified to even breathe, she only had one savior and that was another foster kid. Someone who she has lost contact with after the burning incident.
Not knowing what mood her foster dad was going to be in, would she had food that night or was he going to lay down the heavy hand were questions she asked herself mentally everyday as she was frozen with fear.
Rider, her foster friend and her savoir would do everything in his power to protect her and that was a promise. He read her the Velevteen Rabbit to ease her mind and when things got tough he would hide her in the closet from the horrible monster known as her foster family.
A horrible accident makes these two drift apart and Mallory is adopted from a mom and dad who lost their little girl and accept Mallory like she is their own. She’s homeschooled and constantly gets a frog stuck in her throat. With therapy comes confidence and she decides to finish her senior year of high school at a public school. It’s time to spread her wings and grow.
First day of school gitters slowly dissipate until she hears a voice that she will never forget. Looking up as she hears her nickname being said, eyes meet and hearts race. And her savior, Rider is standing in front of her. Hugging tight, this is her second chance.
You will be in awe of Mallory and Riders story. Lost hope and shattered dreams come alive and merge into one hell of a heart pounding story of love and redemption.
Really liked this book, but I felt there was something missing throughout and it stopped it from being rated higher.
It gives hope to the lost. Lifts you up and gives you a voice that was hidden inside.