Thank you to Booksparks for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her.
Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls–an ill-fated effort, except that it gets her the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be her school’s resident drug dealer. Suddenly, Hannah’s life takes an unexpected detour into Deacon’s dangerous and seductive world–but when her relationship and family unravel around her, she is forced to reexamine what she believes about herself and the people she trusts the most.
**Disclaimer: this book includes material that could be sensitive to some, including drugs/alcohol, emotional abuse, explicit language and sexual content.
This book was intense. Hannah’s struggle is incredibly deep and intense, and reading about it broke my heart. It was also a solid reminder that you never know someone’s battle simply by looking at their outward appearance.
I don’t want to say much because I feel that this book is best served without any extras, just the synopsis. So go into it expecting to feel a lot and knowing that it’s not an easy read. Maybe carve some time out of your day because you’re probably going to get lost in Hannah’s world for a while. ~Amber