I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.
I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.
But then everything changed.
He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.
I remember the lights.
The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.
They symbolized everything I endured that summer.
And everything I would never face again.
I felt like Natalie at one point in my life and I am sure many women who read this book will know how Natalie felt. I wanted to strangle a particle girl in this book I wanted to stop reading but I knew Natalie would push through her hurt and I only hoped she could overcome all she went through. What an amazing book by Ms. Steiner and congrats on this beautifully written 5 star read!!