Title: Boy Shattered
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 16th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, YA Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 317 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear.
I had everything. I was school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself it didn’t matter no one knew the real me. And then I nearly died. Landon saved my life. He’s the bravest guy I know. He came out a few years ago, proud and fierce, and he ran into gunfire to help others. Me, I’m a mess. Can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. But here’s the thing about losing it all: You get a chance to start over and be someone new, someone true. Only how can I move on when the two shooters who attacked our school were never caught? And why do I feel like I’m still in the crosshairs?
Will you kiss me?
When I came across Brian Marshall, the hottest guy in school, dying on the cafeteria floor, I did what anyone would do. I tried to save him. His request surprised me, but I figured he needed comfort, so I kissed him on the forehead. When he survived and came back to school, he was broken in body and mind. He still needed me, and soon we were unlikely besties. But what I witnessed that day woke me up. I want to demand action on gun control, lead protests, raise my fist. I’ll tear the world down if I have to. And if I can get the boy of my dreams and save the world at the same time? I’ll take it. Only I didn’t understand that the horror at Jefferson Waller High wasn’t over.
A thoughtful and beautiful portrayal of surviving a tragedy and falling in love.
We never see the train wreck coming. Is that a blessing or a curse?
The topic, a school shooting and its aftermath, is gripping and the way Easton approaches it felt fresh.
Great POV, a terrific cast of characters, with a fast pace, Boy Shattered sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go until I’d turned the last page.