Honeysuckle Love by S. Walden
Published: November 19, 2012
Upper YA Romance - New Adult
Clara Greenwich is too young to take on the sole responsibility of caring for herself and her younger sister. She’s just sixteen. She should be focused on school, hanging out with friends, falling in love. Instead, she’s working to pay off the mound of bills her mother left behind when she vanished at the start of the school year. Left alone with her ten-year-old sister, Beatrice, Clara discovers that she is now the parent, the provider, and the responsibilities grow to be more than she can handle.
Complicating matters is senior Evan Morningstar who starts pursuing Clara at the beginning of her junior year. She’s confused by this. Evan is a popular, likeable guy.She describes herself as a nobody—a quiet, intensely shy girl who suffers from social anxiety. She wants love like any teenage girl, but she’s terrified to let Evan get close, to discover her secrets. His gentle persistence eventually wins out, however, and she has no option but to open her heart to him.
When Clara’s responsibilities prove too great, she begins a slow descent into depression, making dangerous choices that threaten her relationships. She can stay trapped in her despair or discover redemption—how to forgive the past and love again.
REVIEW:This is a story about a girl who is forced to be an adult before she is ready. After her mothers abandoment she is now in charge of everything. She is forced to do things she thought she'd never do in order to survive and take care of her sister the best she knows how.
While it's about Clara's journey in being more responsible and taking on lifes challenges, it's also a basic love story about a girl falling in love for the first time. I liked the story of Clara and Evan. All Clara wants is true love yet how can she trust anyone when everyone she has loved at one point or another has let her down? Evan tries with all his might to try and break down those walls Clara has put up as protection around her.
I enjoyed this book overall. It makes you appreciate what you have and makes you realize that its ok to ask or recieve some help. Life is a challegne that everyone can use some help from time to time with.
S. Walden used to teach English before making the easy decision to become a full-time writer. Easy because once she completed a full-time graduate program, there weren't any teaching jobs anyway! She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who does not read fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has two Westies instead. Her dreams include getting through her next big writing project (a three-part series) and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast. Her husband's dreams for her include getting her Ph.D. so that he can tell people he's married to a doctor.
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