'My body was being torn apart, and my stomach felt as if it exploded. The pain was excruciating, and I was aware that I was dying... 'Mom?' My vision was murky, but I could see her face. It was bloody, and her eyes were large and full of fear. Her voice calmed. 'Get out of the car, Attie.' Her words sounded crisp and clear. I looked into the backseat in search of Melody and found her lying covered in blood in a twisted heap on the floor. I turned my attention back to my mother and out of the corner of my eye saw fire. 'Get out, Attie!' 'Mom?' Everything went dark.' Attie Reed should have died in the wreck that stole the lives of her mother and best friend. But her life was spared. Why? When Attie moves to Oklahoma to stay with the Bennetts for the summer, she hopes she has left her nightmares behind. But her battle is far from over, and Riley Bennett steps forward to help her fight the nighttime monsters. As the battle wears on, Riley begins fighting monsters of his own: his feelings for Attie. And Attie realizes she must begin to face the monsters of the night herself if she wants to conquer them for good. Can Attie's life be Salvaged? (less)
This is an amazing book by a first-time novelist about a girl who loses her mother & best friend in an instant. This novel was inspired by multiple dreams verbatim over a course of several nights. It's a life journey showing how each of your lives touches upon so many others' in ways we could never imagine! I laughed & I cried as I read about life, loss, love, living, boundaries, hope, forgiveness, God and so much more! I didn't want the book to end and it seemed like the characters were as close to me as my best friends and family. This is a YA read for everyone, the young and the young-at-heart!