I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours] in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Acorn Publishing on September 26th 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Xpresso Book Tours]
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Lucy and Ruth are country girls from a broken home. When they move to the city with their mother, leaving behind their family ranch and dead-beat father, Lucy unravels.
They run to their grandparents’ place, a trailer park mobile home in the barrio of San Jose. Lucy’s barrio friends have changed since her last visit. They’ve joined a gang called VC. They teach her to fight, to shank, to beat a person unconscious and play with guns. When things get too heavy, and lives are at stake, the three girls head for LA seeking a better life.
But trouble always follows Lucy. She befriends the wrong people, members of another gang, and every bad choice she makes drags the family into her dangerous world.
Told from three points of view, the story follows Lucy down the rabbit hole, along with her mother and sister as they sacrifice dreams and happiness, friendships and futures. Love is waiting for all of them in LA, but pursuing a life without Lucy could mean losing her forever.
Ultimately it’s their bond with each other that holds them together, in a true test of love, loss and survival.
Carry Me Home was a book I knew I wanted to review, the synopsis had me intrigued and I was ready to dive in.
Even though the synopsis mentions that the story is told in three point of views. Multiple point of views are some of my favorite books to read but it seems like it really works or it doesn’t. For Carry Me Home, I was actually surprised to see the Mother had a point of view. That is something I haven’t read before and I actually liked it.
Lucy was a character that I disliked from the beginning. She just rubbed me the wrong way.
(I’m almost done with the book I’m currently at 70% so I’m coming back later tonight to update my review completely. Stay tuned. )