October 2011, 272 pages.
My Source: borrowed from the library
Amazon Description: With her body still recovering from last year's cancer treatments, Leigh
Tressman is determined to be independent. Despite the interference from
her overprotective brother, physical frustrations, and spiritual
dilemmas-- not to mention the ever expanding line of young men ready to
fall in love with her-- Leigh discovers what it actually means to stand
on her own and learns that love can be found in unexpected but
My Review: I can't imagine what Leigh went through--cancer at such a young age and now she wants to live her life as a normal college student. I love how normal Leigh is--she really grows and develops through the course of the book, which is basically her first year of college. She starts out thinking she knows it all and wants to do things on her own, but realizes that she needs help and friends. She especially realizes that love isn't always the way you think it is.
Speaking of friends, I loved the friendship that these neighbors all share. They look out for one another and help in anyway they can. Jaron and Leigh share such a special sibling bond. I only wished for more concerning the brother, Joseph. I understand there's a sequel, so maybe he'll be some more time in that one.
Content: Fairly frequent mention of LDS church; kissing; brief mention of an ex who uses/deals drugs. Clean.
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