The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Published by HarperTeen on August 1, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Mystery
Source: Blogger Con
I would give this book 3.5 for a review.
In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn’t remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years.
When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.
As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.
I really enjoy this story. I loved the main character so much and also the mystery and self discovery elements that were the lead stuff in this story. I wish walker was in the story more but i just loved the premise of this novel and how the lack of olivia memories made this story even more complicated to read. It was a fast pace read. I just wanted more walker at this start of this strory. If you like don’t look back i would rec. this novel as well!