When I was wild, you were steady . . .
Now you are wild - what am I?
Eden McKinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it's a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.
Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie's location, and that's the way it has to stay. There's no way she's betraying her best friend. Not even when she's faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.
As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
~I received a copy via netgalley-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Possibly my favourite Sara Barnard book and that's saying something as her other books are fantastic and some of my all time favourites. There is something about her writing that just captivates you from the beginning and you just instantly want to carry on reading and not stop until it's over.
In this book we follow Eden. She has a best friend Bonnie who has ran away and no one knows where she's gone, why or whose she with....beside from Eden. Being best friends you have the unspoken promise about always having each others back and not telling things when you've been asked to keep quite. Eden can't believe that Bonnie has gone, Bonnie is the straight-A student who never causes trouble and now Eden doesn't know what to believe. As the days pass and the consent questioning she recieves she starts to wonder what is really happening with Bonnie and why she ran away and who is this mysterious Jack, the boyfriend?
Eden is about to find out a lot about herself and her best friend.
I love this book. It is a really great story on female friendship and the lengths friends will go to keep a secret, to protect one another. It is also talks a lot about family relationships which I enjoyed. There are a lot of topics this book talks about and Sara does it in a wonderful way. I also think Connor is adorable.
Eden is a wonderful character and she reminds me of me. I've never had a friend run away before but, I have had to lie for a friend and it just shows how far friends will go for each other. Even if it means lying to people in the process. It also shows the ups and downs of friendship.
A brilliant book on female friendship, keeping secrets and questioning everything. A story about a girl, trying to deal with all of this and taking her exams.
A brilliant book from Sara and a must read for 2018. This will be a big hit next year and everyone is in for a treat.