Framed for a stranger’s near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.
Quick recap for those who haven’t memorized my reviews from time immemorial. Last year, I read Bruised by Sarah Skilton and was floored by how much I loved it. Straight contemporary fiction, especially those involving issues, is not my thing. NOT. MY. THING. But Ms. Skilton completely drew me in to Imogen’s world, and I enjoyed my stay immensely. So of course I wanted to read High & Dry, and of course I was terrified that Ms. Skilton wouldn’t be able to keep the magic going. But she did. Not only did she SURPASS my love for Bruised, but she inspired me to sit down and write a gushy email immediately after finishing, which I almost never do. Continue Reading →