Review: Trust by Kylie Scott

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Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

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Edie ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.  She becomes a human shield for a tweaked out drug user.  A boy named John does his best to keep her safe.  The whole situation is bad and they barely make it out alive.  Edie’s life is forever changed.
Edie struggles with how she feels after the Drop Stop.  She feels betrayed and that some things which mattered don’t anymore.  Life is short.  She decides to change schools.  She, then, comes face to face with John.  She is confused over how she feels about him.  They bond over their shared experience becoming unlikely friends.
John decides to change his path in life after the Drop Stop and Edie becomes an important part of that decision.
I love this author and jumped at the chance to read this new book.  I was not disappointed.  I loved the beginning.  It instantly draws you in.  Edie is an unlikely heroine but I liked her from the start.  The situations the author put in the storyline were extremely realistic.  The gas station hold up could happen to anyone.  So the story starts with a bang.
Edie struggles afterwards and completely changes her outlook.  I love how she changes friends, schools and what is important.  She worries about John.  She was her hero and refuses to let anyone think badly of him.

Both John and Edie deal with survivor’s guilt.  John’s prior life is not a good one that comes back to cause issues later.  Edie becomes a constant for him.  They make a good team.  I love the combination and the story.  I give it a 5 out of 5.

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