Annika Dietty thinks her future is with Dylan Sopick — until they run away together.
One day, after weeks of secret planning, seventeen-year-old Annika Dietty leaves home at dawn to run away with her boyfriend, the charming and popular Dylan Sopick. She tried telling her friends and family how amazing Dylan is, but seeing as they all seem set against the relationship, she’s decided their only chance is to run away together.
But not everything goes according to plan, and Dylan seems to be having more and more trouble dealing with every obstacle they encounter. At first Annika is sympathetic, knowing that he’s had a harder life than she has, but very soon Dylan’s behaviour becomes unsettling, and Annika realizes that her safety is at stake. She finally admits to herself that Dylan needs help she can’t provide. She wants to get him to help — if she’ll get the chance.
I received this Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I started this book, I really wasn’t in to it. The main characters, Annika and Dylan, were whiny and read like what people think millennials are like. They reminded me of all the mocking of teens about how they talked and acted- sort of like a bad movie. It took me a while to actually get into the book but it started to pick up. I felt like it needed more though. I like the overall message that the story was trying to convey but it felt like it was scratching the surface the topic. I also would have like more of an explanation of the ending. I guess what I mean is that I was left with a sense of needing more .
Rating :2/5 stars
Expected publication date: February 24, 2018