- Title: Trust
- Author: Kylie Scott
- Publisher: Kylie Scott
- Publication Date: July 18, 2017
- Pages: 372
- Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age
Though this is a YA novel I would still recommend ages 16 and up due to language and sexual situations.
Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.
After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.
An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.
Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.
ARC of Trust provided by author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
To say I loved Trust would be a complete understatement. I think the word “Obsessed” is the only word that comes to mind right now. I read this book in one night because I simply refused to put it down. When I was done, I wanted to read it again! So Ms. Kylie Scott, you got yourself a new enthusiastic fan right here!
Anyways, back to the book. First off I loved Edie. Even though she was obviously going through a lot and at times felt like she may be losing it, I still thought of her as so strong. She really learned a lot about herself and a lot about what was important to her in life. If something scared her, she didn’t back down. Not to mention she is way more witty than I ever was at that age. It was also completely refreshing to have a heroine that wasn’t a size zero. As a curvier girl myself, it was so much more relate able. Yeah she was self conscience about it but she wasn’t going to apologize for the way she looked or let it hold her back.
Then there’s John. Oh sweet, bad boy, totally hot, yet not an asshole, John.
He fully supported Edie in a way I just don’t see most guys doing. Maybe it was because of what they had been through together, I don’t know. But he totally got bonus points for that. He backed Edie up in so many ways, and been not just the guy she needed but the friend she needed. The friendship between the two of them bloomed perfectly. Nothing was rushed or skipped. It all just came together organically.
There also needs to be something said for the supporting cast. Both Edie and John’s friends were hilarious to read about. When Edie was with her friends, especially her bestie at her new school, I couldn’t help but giggle. Again the level of wit at their age was amazing. As for John’s friend, while he wasn’t witty, he did give me the image of an over active chimpanzee, or maybe a duck(hehe). Either way reading this book made it hard to read through the night with out waking someone up with my uncontrollable laughter.
The beauty of this book though was just the pure raw emotion. Nothing was held back, nothing was left out because it would be considered “too much” or “too mature”. You don’t find that very often in a YA novel. So that mixed with everything I’ve already mentioned truly made this a unique read that stands out above all others in its genre. Honestly I wish it was a series cause I would be completely ecstatic to continue reading book after book about Edie and John. Unfortunately I don’t think that’s going to happen so I’ll just have to be content reading Trust over and over again. Trust me, you should read this one. You’ll be missing out if you don’t.