Title: Four, Three, Two, One
Author’s Name: Courtney Stevens
Publisher: Harper Teen
Page Count: 400 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://www.courtneycstevens.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Four, Three, Two, One
Link to Goodreads: Four, Three, Two, One
Release Date: November 13, 2018
How I Got the Book: ARC
Summary of the Book:
In this contemporary YA novel, a girl reunites with the three other survivors of a bus bombing that killed nineteen people, and together they face the secrets, struggles, and emotional warfare that each has been enduring.
Golden “Go” Jennings wasn’t supposed to be on Bus 21 the day it blew up in New York City. Neither was her boyfriend, Chandler. But they were. And so was Rudy, a cute stranger whom Go shared a connection with the night before. And Caroline, a girl whose silence ended up costing nineteen people their lives.
Though it’s been a year since the bombing, Go isn’t any closer to getting over what happened. Since Chan shuts down every time Go brings that day up, she decides to reach out to Rudy. Just like that, the two fall right back into their easy, deep connection. Facing the past head-on with Rudy has opened up a small window of healing Go never thought was possible. So she makes an impulsive decision: Round up the rest of the survivors and head to New York City. There they will board an art installation made of the charred remnants of Bus 21.
But things are never easy when it comes to rehashing the past. Uniting the four stirs up conflicting feelings of anger and forgiveness and shows them that, although they all survived, they may still need saving.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. There were parts of this book that reach deep into my heart and soul and did not let go. Even though I am done reading it, it is still clinging to me. It is really hard for me to put this book into words since there were so many emotions going on and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone else. It is a book that brings you along for the journey. I love Golden and all she is trying to do to bring herself the healing she and the other need so desperately need. In my opinion this is a book that has to be read and shared. So what are you waiting for grab a copy of your own and enjoy.
My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars