Sunday, June 14, 2015

How to Love by Katie Contugno

by:  Katie Contugno
published by:  Balzer + Bray
publish date:  October 1, 2013

Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he's never seemed to notice that Reena even exists until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind. 

Have I been on a contemporary YA kick or what??  Another YA book I kept putting off and I don't know why.  I thought I wasn't going to care for it, but then once I got into it, I got really caught up in the story.

So Reena has know Sawyer forever.  Her parents and his parents own a restaurant together.  She's been in love with him forever, but he's never given her a second glace.  Then, at the most inopportune and most complicated time in their lives, they get together and tragedy strikes.  Instead of dealing with it, Sawyer runs away and leaves Reena behind, distraught and pregnant.  She picks up the pieces and moves on with her life.  She's thriving as a single mother when Sawyer suddenly shows up.  Can she trust him in her life again?

I thought this was a lovely YA book.  It told a great story and it was well written.  It dealt with some mature themes so it might be better for the older crowd.

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