Review: Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover
This is an interesting story of the secrets that people keep and the vast divisions between the haves and have-nots in the United States. Beyah and Samson are both keeping huge secrets from the people around them, and both are used to surviving on their own any way they know how--which doesn't always lead to great outcomes. The saddest story is of course, that of Beyah and her father, the man who could have kept her safe, but for the fact that he didn't see all of the clues and ask the right questions. The author certainly has an understanding of what it means to be young and living in poverty. And of course, because this is a Colleen Hoover novel, there is plenty of melodrama, romance and simple solutions to complex problems. But who needs to be serious all the time, right?