Maddie is a high school student living in a small town in Florida . She is dirt poor and just manages just to keep her head above water.She has a rocky relationship with her mother and twin brother, Marcus and doesn’t know who her father is. When a horrible event leaves her bruised and shattered, she flees the small town for a better life.
I chose this book because I loved that Maddie lived in a trailer park in an orange grove in Florida. The cover brings back memories of the smell of orange blossoms from the orange groves that once covered Florida.I mistakenly thought that this novel was a southern fiction novel. It actually was not what I would call southern fiction at all.Only a small part of the story takes place here. I would say it is more of a women’s fiction book.
It was fairly fast paced and was a quick read for me. I did enjoy some parts of the story line . For me the plot was totally predictable though. I found the characters hollow and not quite believable. Each character’s personality was extreme (either extremely bad or extremely good) .One of the biggest issues I had was the relationship Maddie had with her twin brother, Marcus. Having twins myself, I just have a hard time believing that Maddie and Marcus would have the type of relationship that they had.
Overall, it was an ok read for me. Three solid stars.
I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 📖 📖 📖