Title: Out of Ruins (From the Wreckage #2)
Author: Michele G. Miller
“When you want something in life you need a reason for wanting it, or else you’ll give up when it gets too hard.”
Jules is at a new school, trying to move on from a horrible tragedy that destroyed everything she once knew. She is faced with new people who don’t understand her, and mean girls that just want to make her life harder. This book made me so glad that I’m not a teenager anymore.
There is one saving grace, however, and his name is West. Having broken up with her longtime boyfriend to be with him, their instant connection from that horrible night ignites a fire in them. They cling to each other, for strength, for understanding, and to feel alive again.
“You are the best thing I’ve known in a long time… we’re young and stupid, but I swear to God, I’ve never wanted anything more than I want this-us-to work.”
Before either of them realize it, they are completely caught up in each other- the outside world be damned. It’s young love, and we all know how reckless and amazing it can be, but is it the best thing for them?
Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad, and sometimes, we have to heal ourselves before letting other people in. This book was an emotional ride and I immediately jumped into the final book because I had to know the conclusion to Jules and West’s story.
“I am the girl who persevered. I am the girl who survived.”