Did you guys read Wild Reckless yet? If not then go grab it here and then pre- order Wicked Reckless here. Now moving on to this book. Remember Andrew the youngest Harper brother? Well he has his own story to tell. This was probably the best Ginger Scott book ever! The angst from book one was turned up to high for this one.
I remember in book one when the Harper’s had their life explained I felt bad for them because of their Mom. Their Mom worked so hard to provide for them, herself and her Dad. All of this while she is trying to get over her oldest son James’ death. So when drugs and violence change the family forever, I felt like I loved Owen more. He has shown the image of tough but he wasn’t too tough to me. I adored the way their life was portrayed.
Now that the spotlight is on Andrew, I was so happy, he was the smart kid. The emotions that describe Andrew really made me lose it a few times. He is in a GATE gifted and talented program, I think they call it Excel here, anyways he is brilliant, shy and so alone. I really had my little heart broken for him. Speaking of hearts, that is where the love of Emma comes in. Emma moved there a few months ago to be “closer to Chicago”, whatever right? NO it has meaning for her and her family and then the same goes for Iowa.
This will totally make you love the traditional family structure. There is another love for me and that was Dwayne. Dwayne was the best Step-Dad he could be. For once I can say that someone came into a kids life and did exactly the right things. The character was loving, caring, communicative at his own pace. When you read the family scenes just think of how his support helped both Andrew and Owen.
More of my cheers is for bringing back the James memories.l Yes he was the bad Harper kid that just couldn’t get help the help he desperately needed but didn’t want. So another bravo for showing socially relevant issues that are real and not sugar coated politically correct views. Drugs are here and sometimes we can offer help but it wont be accepted.
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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, “Waiting on the Sidelines,” is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read her book now in Amazon’s kindle store.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.