Author: Ally Malinenko
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: BookFish Books (July 3, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars
When Colin Leventhal leaned out his bedroom window on the night of May 12th and said goodbye to his girlfriend, he never expected it would be forever. But when Sarah Evans goes missing that night, Colin's world unravels as he transforms from the boyfriend next door to the main police suspect. Then one year later, at her memorial service, Colin makes a phone call that changes everything. Is it possible that Sarah is still alive? And if so how can he bring her back?
As Colin struggles with this possibility, across the street, Sarah’s little sister, Claire learns how to navigate the strange new landscape of life without her sister. While her parents fall apart, Claire remains determined to keep going even if it kills her.
THIS IS SARAH serves as a meditation on loss, love and what it means to say goodbye.
Malinenko has managed to create a beautifully written coming of age story about loss, love, grief and hope that anyone would surly be able to relate to.
The emotions in this are so tangible that you can't help but feel Colin's struggle with his grief and despair and your heart will ache for him every step of the way as his and Sarah's story unfolds and the journey to healing begins.
Riddles with heartfelt moments that will take your breath away this is truly one read that you don't want to miss out on.
Wonderfully done and beautifully executed this is a story that is sure to touch and move all those that read it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*