Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Rate: 4,5 stars.
“At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys...
Holden Parish survived his parents' horrific
attempts to make him "the perfect son." After a year's stint in a
Swiss sanitarium to recover, he has vowed to never let anything--or
anyone--trap him again. Brilliant but broken, he seeks refuge behind alcohol,
meaningless sex, and uses his wicked sense of humor to keep people away. He
only has to ride out one year in the coastal town of Santa Cruz with his aunt
and uncle before he inherits his billions and can make his escape. Disappear.
Falling in love is not in the plans.”
What a wonderful story about love and acceptance!
When you come back to me is a complex book, dealing with multiples sensitive situations, like, conversation therapies, addictions, death, mental health, sexual identity conflict.
It’s a story heartfelt to read, the tension is mixed with the slow pace making the reader to stand over the edge on every single page.
Both main characters are well done portrayed, they have and well constructed Arc, and as they grow up the reader has the chance to experience their changes from their teen years to adulthood (and this is one of the reasons why I don’t think this book should be labeled as YA.) Both characters have to endure so much in different ways, both are broken and both need to go deep in order to be able to resurface.
I loved the narrative, the mixture of anguish, beauty, and the poetic element, delivers an excellent description of every scene.
My two only comments are related to the absence of the lost boys at the end when they suppose to be the best friends, also after 70% of the book the story turns a little repetitive, I mean I understand the need to give the characters an open room to turn into a better version of themselves but there wasn’t need for the long dragging.
Aside from those two facts, the story is well done written and we an excellent concept and message at the end.
“Thank you for loving me when I didn’t.”
“You deserve to be loved put loud.”
“We don’t make sense- like pieces of a puzzle that come from different boxes. Yet, we fit.
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