I recently finish the book I Will Save You by Matt De La Pena.
I am someone who reads purely for entertainment. I love to read a good book just before bed that is a fairly easy read. I read to help turn my mind off after a busy day. Otherwise, I stay awake and obsess about all of the things I didn’t get done, and all the things I need to do the next day. That's why I love young adult novels. The writing style is usually pretty straight forward and I can generally follow the story line even when I am extremely tired.
With all that being said, this novel was not your typical, run of the mill, teen angst story. The main character, Kidd, is a deeply troubled young man that you can’t help but root for. When I was about half-way through, I really couldn’t decide if I liked this book. It all just seemed so depressing. It started out with bad things happening and they all seemed to just get worse. But when I was finished with the book, I was pleasantly surprised. I love a good, old fashioned twist. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want you to think it ends in sunshine and lollipops, but the ending definitely made me glad that I read it. You should read it too.