Author: Fleur Philips
Publisher: Fleur Philips
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She’s in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah’s not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his own complicated past. When he discovers Sarah’s relationship, George decides to share his feelings with Alex Mackey-a lonely classmate of Sarah’s whom George has taken under his wing. As Alex embraces the power of Sarah’s father’s dark hatred, the hopes and dreams of young lives hang in the balance. In just a few short months, Sarah and David will graduate from high school and leave Kalispell for a new life together in Los Angeles. Maybe in California, they can stop hiding their love-and the other secret they share…something George McKnight-and Alex Mackey-will never accept.
Ope’s Opinion: Knowing this book was on the shorter side, I thought it would be hard to get attached to the characters – I was wrong! There were a lot of issues being tackled in this book. I thought in the beginning of book that the whole issue was interracial relationships, but Fleur added pregnancy, abuse and beliefs about fire arms. It was a lot to take in, but somehow she weaved it all in – it worked. The ending was a unexpected.
Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.