Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Books I've Loved: More Than We Can Tell
I loved this book. It's actually a companion book to one I haven't read, but you'd better believe I will be looking for that one next time I'm at the library! I started reading this on Sunday morning, and basically kept reading all day because I just couldn't put it down.
The book starts off fairly quietly, introducing the two characters and a small problem each of them faces - for Emma it's an internet troll who keeps abusing her in the game she invented, and for Rev it's a letter that appears from the abusive father he was taken away from over ten years ago.
As the book goes on, these small problems that each character feels they have to deal with alone, spiral out of control until the book's explosive and adrenaline-pumping conclusion.
And along the way, Rev and Emma meet and fall in love. I know that feels like a sideline to the story, but it actually isn't. It happens sweetly and organically and the relationship feels very real. Both these people are dealing with some things they can't handle and they are both outsiders in their own ways, despite having good friends to lean on. That they would be attracted to each other feels both natural and right.
The writing is lovely and every emotion feels pitch perfect.
I would reccommend this one very highly.
But don't just listen to me. Here's the blurb:
Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.