Author: Kristen Halbrook
Published: January 29th 2013
Genre: Young Adult
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Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.
They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run.
Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger....
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love...and how having love doesn’t always mean that you get a happy ending. Described as “beautiful, heartbreaking, and exhilarating” by Kody Keplinger, author of The DUFF, Nobody But Us will prove irresistible to fans of Nina Lacour, Jenny Han, and Sara Zarr.
This book was one of those I had heard about since the beginning. I love YA Highway and it seems like every author on there has great work. When the opportunity arrived to get this ARC, I thought it was worth giving a shot.
The story of Will and Zoe wasn’t exactly what I expected. All I remembered from the synopsis was that they were a modern day Bonnie and Clyde. The depth of their backgrounds and what has lead them to running off like this is intense. The feelings that they both experience during this journey are hard to handle. They are both struggling with what they are doing, what is right and wrong.
Despite their constant ups and downs, they still love each other, and it shows. Sure, they have moments that make it seem like they don’t care, but whenever those moments came, all I could think is how realistic it is. They're not perfect. They made mistakes. Some of those mistakes were pretty big. Yet they kept pulling through and heading toward a place they imagined would be better for both of them to start over and spend the rest of their lives together.
Nobody But Us is an overwhelmingly intense read. When I was getting close to the end, I could not believe what was happening. And how it ended? To be completely honest, I did not like it one bit. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the story was well written and a very truthful portrayal of young love when times are tough. I look forward to what Kristen Halbrook comes up with next.