Synopsis: After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket one that will declare her feelings once and for all.
Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah's attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.
But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper when he glances away from the road, and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.
Thoughts: This is an amazing book. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with both of the main characters, as each one struggles to deal with the traumatic event that occurs. The entire story covers just three days, but it feels like so much more, with everything that happens. Once I started reading it, I hated every time I had to put it down, and I could hardly wait to get back to it. The end leaves me wanting more....where do they go from here? For me, that's always a sign of a great story and believable characters.**I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.**
My rating: Five stars