As the elderly neighbor told picture-perfect tales of her youth, Hanna never guessed how much “Grandma” Helen shielded from her. Helen, afraid Hanna will learn the truth too late and hate her, must end the pretty lies. With Hanna more interested these days in heartbreaker Seth than visiting her ailing Gran, Helen decides to write her real stories for Hanna to read… and hope for forgiveness.
Intense, tragic, inspiring. With strong female leads and realistic twists, this haunting journey explores themes of love and devotion… and how to tell if someone deserves either.
Hannahs of the world: read this book.
Learn More: How It Ends
Author: Laura Wiess
Publishing info: August 4th 2009 by MTV; ISBN 1416546634
Age Range: 14+ at least. This book requires a mature reader (and might be best enjoyed if read as a teenager and then again when older). Includes graphic descriptions of violence to humans and animals, sexual situations both beautiful and horrible, minor/recreational drug and alcohol use, some swearing, and intense emotional situations that are likely to inspire tough but important conversations.
Olivia’s Rating: 5 out of 5 smiley pumpkins
Want to see more 100 Word Reviews? Subscribe to this blog for short, sweet insight to YA books both old and new!