4.5 Poetic Stars
Wow, what a book! This is a tale of 2 young children who fall in love amongst chaos, drugs, booze, good friends and complicated family. We journey through the teenage years of Leighlee Bliss and Dusty, and I was surprised to find I enjoyed reading about a girl who is 13/14/15 fall in love and get her heart broken by the boy who she can’t say no to.
Let me tell you about Dusty, he is 2 and a half years older than Bliss and although she is his calm, his love, he is also heavily addicted to drugs and booze. He chooses to do this because he doesn’t believe he is good enough and grew up seeing his parents love destroy each other. I spent the first half of the book frustrated by his actions, and doubted his true intentions but we got the odd chapter from his POV which helped me understand his fucked up mind.
The writing was very poetic, I liked it and thought it flowed beautifully for the most part and I felt immersed in the story and I think I will remember this book for a long time. I need more, and am highly anticipating the final part to their crazy love story. The story ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and leads into book 2, Delinquents.