The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive step-dad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her.
With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes ...more
DNF at 24%
This books starts with That girl's 18th birthday.
She has planned to run away from home on her 18th birthday.
That girl has a crappy mother who never cared for her and rather filmed porn in her bedroom than feed her own daughter.
Of course that girl experienced violence and abuse. Her only chance is to run away.
The first 20%/ 5 chapters we see how That girl lives in 5 different towns.
She stays only for a short time before she decides to leave again.
1. I didn't understand why she was const ...more
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The beginning of the book just about rips your heart out for the shitty life "That girl" was dealt. Knowing at the age of twelve that as soon as her and her best friend turned eighteen they would leave their home town behind.
MY MIND WAS ONLY FOCUSED ON ONE THING, AND THAT WAS LEAVING
I've survived in the shadows for the last eighteen years
NEVER LET A NAM ...more
The heroine leaves home as soon as she turns 18, moving from town to town and changing her name with each new destination. I'm still trying to figure out why, exactly. The entire reason she left was because her abusive mother couldn't be bothered to are about her, much less trek all over the country to find her!
Enter the Hero, a star football player. He's kind, handsome, and ...more
Okay, so now that we are getting close ...more
Their courtship was sweet and realistically slow and I enjoyed every second. I wo ...more
If you want sweet love story with a perfect hero, it could be your book
"I'll give you a name you'll be proud of, a first and last name that will erase all memories of that girl. Your past will no longer haunt you with me at your side. I'm all in..." - Lincoln
I'm giving this book 4 pizzas...This book is so incredibly heart-breaking and breaks your heart every time you turn the page. Oakley is a broken soul, lost with no where to go; constantly on the run. While Lincoln struggles to be the best and try's his hardest to...more
This book displays the mind of a truly wicked (in a great way) woman. If you are NOT hooked on the realness of a character in which HJ Bellus creates you will be. This is a story for WOMEN who have witnessed, endured, and escaped.
"Everyone has a story, though some hide it well and act as a chameleon like I do. Never really willing to openly be themselves because their true self is ugly, cruel, and worthless."
I know her. You know her. We all know her. But do any of us truly KNOW her?
Well let me tell you...you'll KNOW her now.
Can I tell you that as a reviewer, I look for the greatest points in a story and try to highlight as much as I can without giving the story a ...more
That girl IS defined by her past, by her scars, by the nightmares and demons that threaten to possess her and drag her down on a constant basis.
That girl is broken. That girl is damaged. That girl is a nobody who impacts no one.
That girl is a runner who lets no one in for fear that they will find out the truth and leave her before she can leave ...more
If you're looking for a story with amazingly imperfect- perfect characters, a story of how real love should go down, & prime example of why some people just don't deserve the title of "parents," then this is it people!
The female MC has been so hurt, so utterly destroyed and so invisible to anyone that could've, should've helped her that she flees as soon as she can. She's always looking over her shoulder, no matter how far she runs; she's in flight mode 100% of the time. Th ...more
Girl who goes by multiple names (I'll call her Oakley since that was her primary alias) turns 18 and escapes a completely horrific upbringing (sexual, physical, emotional abuse) and works her way across country to end up in Colorado.
The story of her moving to various stops is really intriguing and is what is the most compelling portion. Then she ends up in Colorado and really ...more
I loved the premise. I LOVED THE H. He was so amazing. Caring, understanding, and basically perfect. I also loved our h. She was broken, but still brave enough to fight past her past. It was endearing.
I bet you're all wondering why only two stars!?!
Well, that's easy. We had a five star ...more
Oakley and Lincoln's story was heartbreaking AND heartwarming all at once. I enjoyed seeing how Oakley slowly came out of her shell with Lincoln's help. He was patient and understanding. He loved her for who she was, scars and all. In fact, I think her scars, emotional and physical, made her more beautiful, unique, and special to him.
I hated his mom and while I figured she'd do something, I never expected she ...more
I absolutely loved this book. Loved the characters, loved watching their relationship developed. I loved seeing the names of the My Way Girls. I laughed, cried and got seriously pissed, all the elements of a good book.
That girl, what an awesome female character. She's a strong, determined woman. Anytime she got knocked down, she didn't stay down long. She knew what she didn't want out of life, and took the necessary steps to achieve what she did ...more
Got this on audible and I enjoyed it. It is a different book. A lot of build up before Lincoln is introduced. And they are young. While there are a lot of reminders of how young they are, it did not drive me crazy like a lot of NA does. Probably because Lincoln was a rock!!!
Friggin loved this book! I dont wonna spoil it so il say 'That Girl' story had me gripped from page 1! She was soo strong & just kept going even if she didnt believe she was strong. Lincoln was a gentleman & soo caring! Made my heart melt at the chemistry between them. There was lots of tears at the end when i was thinking the worst but at the very end i was happy & it was beautiful. Plus this story just made me wonna eat pizza haha
BookBub: http://bit.ly/ ...more