Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before – before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
This story is narrated in Ezra’s point of view. He gives a story on how his life was in high school before and after the accident. He describes the difference on all the aspect of his life then and now. He then started to change his way in high school after the accident. He starts to hang out with Toby (his former best friend) and a group of kids which are members of debate team. Enter Cassidy Thorpe.
Cassidy is a new girl in their school, she is intelligent and was also a part of the debate team in her previous school. But there is something mysterious about Cassidy – there is something that she was hiding (something related to her brother’s death)
Ezra and Cassidy fell in love with each other, they understand each other, they do crazy things together… until the night of the prom… Cassidy learned that her brother’s death was related to Ezra’s accident (Which basically changed the life of Ezra).
Cassidy did not show up at the prom and that was the beginning of the end for the love story of Cassidy and Ezra.
Ezra eventually found out the real reason why Cassidy did not show up, he went to her to talk but then something happened — the death of Cooper (dog of Ezra — this is actually the part that I can’t forget about this book).
Ezra and Cassidy talked while they were in the hospital where they brought Cooper but did not end up together.
I don’t hate the story but I don’t love it either. I like that this story shows how real friends stay no matter how you’ve changed; how tragedy can change the life you were used to and that love, no matter how perfect it feels like, it can’t remove the pain of the past. I like the idea that one should start living and not just existing.
To live is the rarest thing in the world, because people just exist, and that’s all. – Oscar Wilde
Oh! BTW! there’s a story behind that cover! something happened on that ride… 😉