Sixteen-year-old Julie Thompson has a colorful past. After suffering years of abuse at the hands of men in positions of authority, she ends up in Horizons, a therapeutic boarding school. Though Julie’s over a thousand miles from home, in a secluded town in Washington State, she realizes this is her chance to start over. Jon Scott is a moody 16-year-old with a quick-trigger temper and his own sordid past, which got him a one-way ticket to Horizons as well. Somehow Jon and Julie, along with the rest of their schoolmates, must learn to trust and help each other, while helping themselves heal and move on with their lives.
Published March 22nd 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 16th 2016)
Definitely a 5 Stars!
There are several stories in this novel, it is a stand alone and despite being narrated by several characters it was made so you can keep track of the general story across all points of view.
Is about a group of kids in a therapeutic boarding school, some prestigious rehab center, each character has reasons for their addictions and each story is strong and twisted in its own way, and every trauma from the characters touched me and surprised me, because it made me think that we never know which kinds of things have been hidden behind each person.
I gave this book five stars not just because it is well written in a very original way, and is very entertaining, but because I saw a ONE star review and I know there is no way in hell for this book getting less than 4 stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ashley Summers works full-time in interior design and freelances as an event planner, but she still manages to read and write as much as possible in her spare time. Ashley’s love for writing started at a very young age, and she’s always had an affinity for love stories in any medium, including books, movies, and TV shows. A Long Way To Go, her debut offering, represents more than a decade of hard work and countless revisions.
Ashley currently lives in New York City, where she loves running, eating at new restaurants, and finding new shows to binge watch with her boyfriend.