Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Boy from the Woods

The Boy from the Woods By Jen Minkman


This emotionally gut wrenching book that has a whimsical feel.  It is obviously a book that is not set in the US or written by an American author.  This did not affect the book in any way.  Nevertheless, this book is one of the most compelling reads I have read in a while. 

When I first finished this book (I didn’t write my review right away because I was not sure how I felt about the book) I thought that the book had some weird scenarios like Michael seemed to be pushing himself on Julia and every corner she turns he is there.

After I thought on it a few days, I seemed to like the book even more.  I just chalked the unusual behavior to different cultures. 

I am not going to recap this book because I usually give away spoilers.  But with a unique plot and unusual character this book is sure to be a breakout book.


Julia fell down on her knees next to his lifeless body, her heart filling with dread as she noticed the left side of his face was covered in blood. He had fallen off the motorbike, hitting his temple on a sharp-edged rock. His head injury looked really, really bad.
“Michael?” she whispered softly, putting a trembling hand on his forehead. “Can you hear me?”
Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He’s the hottest guy in school, and she can’t believe her luck when they finally hit it off during Senior Prom. Her dream doesn’t last, though: after a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable.
But then she rescues Michael in the woods when he has a motorcycle accident in a heavy thunderstorm. From that point onward, her life is turned upside down. Michael has changed completely after the blow to the head that nearly killed him... and he wants her back. But why is he so different? And will she be able to trust him this time around?
Can the boy who broke your heart ever win it back again..?

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