These Things I’ve Done

A Novel by Rebecca Phillips 

Storyline: BEFORE: Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. Dara is the fearless one, Aubrey the prodigy, yet despite their differences, they support each other unconditionally. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable. AFTER: It’s been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn’t racked with guilt over her role in her best friend’s death. Now, after spending a year away from home in order to escape the constant reminders of what happened, Dara is back at her old high school to start her senior year. Dara thought the worst thing about coming home would be confronting the memories of Aubrey that relentlessly haunt her, but she soon realizes it isn’t half as difficult as seeing Ethan, Aubrey’s brother, every day. Not just because he’s a walking reminder of what she did, but because the more her feelings for him change, the more she knows she’s betraying her best friend one final time.

Ok so, I just gotta say I’ve been enjoying a few of these YA contemporary books lately!!… The first couple pages instantly piqued my curiosity!! Deffinately had me wondering “what did she do!?

What happened!? ” And when I found out what happened I couldn’t help but want to know what caused that to happen! This book drew me in literally from the first seven pages. It was heartbreaking to see these teenagers have to go through so much loss and guilt and to see how one simple mistake, and one simple moment can affect the whole rest of not only your life, but can also affect the lives of so many people around you aswell. I liked the way it was written it flowed so smoothly between the past (the time of the accident) and the present (how they’re dealing with the accident) it was a very well written novel! I couldn’t help but become so emotionally attached to these characters. It hurt me to see them go through so much, I may have teared up quite a few times. It drew me in and kept me interested in the story the whole time. And I would HIGHLY absolutely recommend this book. 

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