I was all those things.
Years after my parents died, I was still being bullied, and it was all led by my cousins.
They hated me for years as children, and moving into their house didn’t make them change their minds about me.
I was counting down the days until I could finally get away from every single person in this town.
Until there was one person I wasn’t so sure I wanted to leave.
My life since age 7 revolved around football and what it would take for me to get into the NFL.
I didn’t have time for girls or parties.
I had never been tempted that could take my mind away from the sport.
Until I walked into my new school on my first day of senior year.
It wasn’t long before we both realized that someone didn’t like that we had found each other.
This book is a fantastic story about honor, forgiveness, and overcoming peer pressure. It was an excellent read, and I truly enjoyed it.
Paige is a high school student, orphan, and outcast, even in her own family. Reid is a new student star with a football career within his grasp, but that changes his senior year of high school when he meets the girl.
This book is from both Paige and Ried’s point of view. Although it includes bullying, I have to say that the author really tapped into a high school setting in the way the characters act and talk. It does include language and bullying scenes, but she works in it wonderfully. It doesn’t come off as offense or trigger-causing. I could imagine it as a real high school with the social levels and outcasts. Unfortunately, Paige is unfairly outcasted due to her jealous cousin. Reid is the new hot student who is drawing all sorts of unwanted attention, and he is smooth in his wording, almost swoon-worthy.
This book progresses fast, almost like an instant love novel, but I can’t be helped but be trapped in its story. It is sad, and you do want to feel and for the character who obviously isn’t being treated right. But at the same time, I’m humbled by the honorable boy who came into her life and made a difference.
This book gets steamy, so beware nothing like first love and a first time. This book, unfortunately, goes from swooning and things looking up to outrage as you read. So be warned it gets worse before it gets better. The author did a great job of making the story exciting and natural to the readers. This story does end, and it has a surprising ending. I didn’t expect that nemeses or that ending, but I loved every minute of this read.
I truly loved how this book could have been a real-life movie as I read it. The reality of it and the situation could happen, and it is believable. I thought the author did a great job with the characters displaying loyalty, honor, and forgiveness traits. Yes, this story is based on high school and does pertain to a lot of bullying, but it also shows how it can be turned around. I don’t feel it needs a trigger warning as it isn’t a dark story. It is almost inspiring to see reality flipped as things change for the better. But this book is definitely for a mature audience as it does pertain to adult situations.
I absouletly loved this qoute and this inspirational book on overcoming. If you would like to read Cry for Me by R. Sullins you can find it on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases. This book is on preorder but will be available on 7/30/2021.