Synopsis:A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship.
Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt.
Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right?
In the precarious place where attraction and need collide, a teenager experiences the dark side of a first love, and struggles to find her way into a new light.
My Thoughts:I liked this book quite a bit, I read it pretty fast for me. But the entire time I was reading it I was slightly mad. I was mad at Johanna for how she allowed Reeve to treat her. She basically lost everything that was important to her, but still defended Reeve and "loved" her, I'd say it was more like an obsession. But it mirrors an abusive relationship very well. The person being abused always comes up with excuses and defends the abuser, which just ends in them being abused more.