Welcome to "Friday Reads", where I recommend a book that I loved to those of you looking for something amazing to read!
Today, I'd like to recommend EVEN THE MOON HAS SCARS by Steph Campbell. This is a fantastic YA book that I read quickly and loved tremendously. It's equal parts sweet and angsty, both characters dealing with pasts that have held them captive their entire lives. Through the course of one magical night, they manage to find some peace and happiness with each other and begin to look forward to a brighter future.
In terms of reader-age, this book is appropriate for younger teen readers, but also appeals to older teens and adults (like me!) who love YA fiction.
Two broken hearts.
One night to set each other free.
Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded.
Lena Pettitt was born a miracle.
And her parents never let her forget it.
Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most - her life.
Gabriel Martinez's heart has been ripped out.
His pride has been stomped on.
Oh, and he now has an arrest record that's caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn't really true.
Now he's exiled to his grandmother's, working on his late grandpa's old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house - but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part he's spent weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmother's or...
A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe nor Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out.
As jaded as he is, Gabe can't deny the fact that he's excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things.
Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that it's finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined.
All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty. It's one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.
I hope you'll take a chance of Gabriel and Lena... I think you'll love them as much as I did! You can find them online, wherever books are sold!
Happy reading & writing!