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Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
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Jun 30, 11

bookshelves: young-adult
Read from June 29 to 30, 2011

"He holds me. I am his in a way he probably isn't even aware of. Boys shouldn't know what power they have. They would panic probably or just mess things up. But boys are who you give yourself to. Not your parents or your teachers or your "future". You give yourself to a boy. And then you go for long walks at night and think about them and wonder what they will do to you in the end." (p.106)

A very moving heart-wrenching story of first love between two recovering teenage alcoholics. Well worth reading. 4 1/2 stars

"You can change things. You can repair mistakes. You can restart your whole life if you have to. But some things you never get back. Certain people. Certain moments in time when you didn't know better than to shield your heart. You don't see those moments coming, you don't know it when they're happening, but later, as the plainness of life begins to show itself, you realize how important they were. You understand who really changed you, who made you what you are." (p.310)
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