Blurb; No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She’s about to change all that…
In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy know three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she’s been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad’s control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.
When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.
My Review; This was one off my library pile, I don’t know how I came upon it to be honest. It was shortlisted for an award last year and I really do believe this book deserved it. It is a hard hitting book. Tough book. Heavy book. I will warn you now it is YA but it does contain rape & domestic violence. But within the story there is more than that. There’s hope, strength, determination, speaking up for yourself and standing your ground.
The story focuses on a mother and daughter duo. Both having to experience the above but in different ways. They are both such beautiful characters strong. It may take Izzy a while to notice that for herself but she gets there. Its about your friendship group. Reaching out and getting support. A new beginning. A happy ish ending.
I do believe every young girl should read this story is has a powerful message. It is a powerful, eye opening read. It even have all support sites and numbers and the back. We girls need to unite together. Stand up strong. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it as such but I devoured it. I felt for both of there characters throughout. A well deserved four stars from me. Yes. I would recommend.