All I have to say about this is WOW!! This is such a powerful read and Kailin you really did do an amazing job with this book. The characters, emotions and all the different situations that were throughout the book are so wonderfully written and make your emotions run on high as well.
Sam is an ambitious 18 year old girl that wants nothing more than to graduate from her high school and become a Psychiatrist. In order to get there she needs to obtain a scholarship because she can't afford to go to the school she wants any other way. When she gets told that helping out at the Sawyer House will give her that edge that she needs, she agrees to go and give it a try. Being a peer counselor is nerve racking to Sam at first but when she picks up the phone for the first time she becomes a natural.
Daggers has gone though a lot in his life. Calling the Sawyer House was not what he thought it was going to be. Getting Sam wasn't what he expected but it turned out for the best. The more Daggers talks to Sam, the , more he wants to tell her about his dark past and his current demons. Talking to Sam "Susan" as he knows her becomes an every day thing but will she be enough or will his demons get the best of him?
There are more characters to this story than Sam and Daggers but these two are by far the most powerful and influential in this novel. I don't even know where to begin when it comes to Sam. She has such a strong exterior shell but on the inside she can be a mess as well. Life isn't all it seems to be on the outside all of the time. Talking to Daggers who seems to be a relief to her too =, as she can tell him things she would not tell someone normally. Daggers just wants to change. He needs the change but he is having such a hard time with it. To me Daggers represents that inner struggle that we all deal with at one point and time in our lives and you really want to help him too.
For a strong contemporary read I would really suggest that you pick this book up. There is a bunch of different situations that either you have gone through or someone you know has gone through in life. There are so many parts that will make your heart ache for different callers and characters but there are other parts that give you hope. There were parts that brought tears to my eyes with the strength and amount of emotion. I can honestly say that I am eagerly awaiting the next book.
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