Safe and Sound
Author: Allie Hope
Series: Promise Me Series Book 1
Genre: Young Adult/ Abuse
Safe and Sound, the irony of it
The heroine in the book is far from feeling safe and sound in her home, her dad bailed and her mom exist only in body, because drugs have her mind. Sixteen year old Hailey’s life is full of eviction notices, her mom’s poker games and Saturday School. At this point, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is rock bottom for Hailey Perish.
It is not, nightmare has just begun. While this book is fiction, I am sure that this can be a reality for real people. Their parents failed them by not being there, then there is the Epic Fail. Hailey’s mom belongs to the category. In Hailey’s case, her mom made a horrible decision.
She used her own daughter as collateral, and….
It would not be a story if she won
The nightmare starts when Mitchell Santos won the poker game, and wants to cash in on it. Hailey becomes property, his property. You would probably know where this is going by now, and the author has got me, hook line and sinker. No cake or chocolate is going to make this better. Hailey seeks help, but there are not many whom she could trust.
The book is written in a third person point of view, so it is less confusing as the characters come and go. Hailey and Carson’s characters are the most fleshed out, because they are the main features. The story takes you to a dark place, and I constantly worried for her. In Safe and Sound, you really want her to succeed, because failing will break your heart. In this book, I did not know who to turn to and trust, despite having a better view from above.
VerdictSafe and Sound is thrilling, as it is dark and dangerous. It will make you teen appreciate you more, for one. Click To Tweet
I am not kidding, if you give this to your teen, it will be a wake up call. Safe and Sound is a book about hope, friendship and accepting help without shame. Love and family is not just about sharing DNA together, it is about being there for each other.
Plus, love the cover.
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