Left Drowning - Jessica Park

  
What a beautiful story!!
Left Drowning is an emotionally heart wrenching novel about the adverse effects of tragedy on the human spirit..
Reading about two broken people...is hard but I loved that!
It was so intense and beautifully written!

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"I can't look at myself because I cannot stomach looking at a girl who has so little hope left,who is inexcusably weak.I'm humiliated by my own inability to do better."

The story starts with Blythe,who is at a point in her life where she is "left drowning".She isn't really living, she is surviving, but just barely...

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She doesn't feel her emotions.She avoids them..It is too difficult to face her pain so she tries to ignore it..Unfortunately, she cannot truly move forward in her life. She's emotionally stunted and has no one that can pull her out...Blythe doesn't let anyone in and feels it is better that way...

"Even if I never speak to him again, I am grateful for this day, this one day when my misery lifted, even if just for a little while."

One day she meets Chris...
She sees him as he's skipping stones in a lake.She starting opens up to him like she's never opened up to anyone since both of her parents died not even her brother.Blythe cannot explain why it's so easy to let Chris in, but she does and he awakens her....

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Chris has ended up at Matthew's quite by chance..He and his 3 siblings, Sabin,Estelle and Eric,are running..Running from their pasts...

Chris and Blythe both feel the pull,the need,the lust even love but neither understand it..All they know is the here and now and that now is perfect...

"Some people believe in God; I believe in Chris."

"I can't stop thinking about you and I don't know what to do about it."

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"Left Drowning" sure is a story about love,betrayal,pain and loss but it's also a story which celebrates friendship which shows us that there's a fate for all of us and that someone's tragedy can become one's salvation...

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