Paint My Body Red
Heidi R. Kling
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find where you truly belong.
Eighteen-year-old Paige Mason’s problems aren’t ordinary. Not anymore.
After the cluster of suicides at her Silicon Valley high school, everything changed. All her bright plans of attending a fancy private college, finding a solid group of girlfriends, falling in love...everything faded to ashes.
In order to feel something in the face of numb, dulling pain, she made bad choices. Dangerous choices. And now that she's been shipped back to her sick father’s dilapidated Wyoming ranch, Paige has a choice. Piece together the jagged edges of her past, or give up a potentially incredible future with Jake, the cowboy she can’t stay away from no matter how hard she tries...
I absolutely loved it. You can relate so much to Paige and her feelings. The author brings you into the story and you feel every emotion. Could not put it down.
The author pulled me into Paige's world. What angered her, angered me. Everything from the flippant comments from mean girls, to the plastic parenting. I wanted to scream while reading this book, and I did a few times.
Not weighed down with a bunch of inane descriptions about hot bods and other random fillers that you find in YA. This novel was real. Even the romance aspect-which surprisingly didn't overshadow the subject matter-wasn't a fluff piece.
The inner monologue was a bit extensive, but it was needed for character and story development.
In short, this was best novel that I've read in a while.
Beautiful, poignant, healing, touching story. The characters were living breathing creatures who leaped off of the pages and wormed their ways into my heart.