Series: Willow's Journey, #1
Publisher: Julie Ann Knudsen
Publishing Date: Apr. 5, 2012
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A TEENAGE GIRL. A BROKEN HEART. AND A BOY WHO TRIES TO MEND IT.
Butterflies. Little, fluttering butterflies. That’s what fifteen-year-old Willow Flynn feels in the pit of her stomach every time the mysterious boy is near. But Willow has other things to contend with as she deals with the tragic loss of her father, as well as her emotionally preoccupied mother, while being uprooted to a new house, a new school, a new life, far away, on an island, in the middle of nowhere.
At the beginning of the school year, the sickly, but cute Michael sends Willow the first of many cryptic notes during homeroom. He stares at Willow and gives her the creeps. Michael never returns to school after that, but Willow ends up connecting with the poetic boy on-line where they strike up an unusual friendship.
As Willow attempts to fit in and find her niche in the ever-cliquey high school world, she is further confused by Michael who strives to win her over and mend her broken heart. But will he be able to, especially when his own existence remains so uncertain?
This book, like many others, has been sitting on my Kindle forever. I was kind of in between books and at the gym, so I decided to start this while biking (my new favorite workout!). I finished it pretty fast because it was a quick read. It wasn't my favorite book, but a light read for me. There were definitely some heavy topics in this story, but they didn't feel that way while reading, which was nice. It was just a story about a young high school girl who's trying to find her way in a new school. She has a lot of things to work out for herself and we get to take that journey with her. I'm honestly not sure if I'll read the next book in this series. It's not because I didn't like it - I did; there's just so many other books out there for me to read, and since this was just okay for me, it's not a series I want to jump in to.