How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you’ve lost it all?
May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through–no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.
Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister…and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.
Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.
A school shooting can change the lives of two people.
May is suffering from lost to her brother. She don’t understand how can someone shot up the classroom that day. May was the only survivor that day and don’t understand why her. She takes all her anger out on Zach since she angry at his mother for defending the shooter.
Will she be able get the answers on what happen that day?
Zach gets pick on a lot by the kids, since his mom took the case. Someone always vandalized his house and his mom hardly around. When a chance encounter he work with May, they both start understanding each other better.
Will May and Zach be able to move on from the tragic event together?
This book was very emotional read. It deals with a sensitive topic of depression, grief and a school shooting. May deals with a lot after it all happen. She seems to have survivor guilt in the book since that day. It felt like the shooter wanted her to be alive and suffer. It could be that knew the shooter beforehand.
I like Zach and May interaction with each other. They bother dealing with the fall out on what happen they day. Zach mom may have taken on the case and defend the shooter, but he surely his not like her. I like how they both can try to lean on each other and get to know each better in the book.
The Lucky Ones Recently just came out this week.