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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Have you ever reflected on your life and thought, “If I knew then what I know now, my life would be very different”?

I want to be the one to tell you my story so you’ll understand me. So you’ll see more than some guy who’s been thrown in jail more times than he can remember. More than a guy who’s thrown away a promising future in baseball to party instead. More than the th
Published (first published February 7th 2015)
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A.M. Madden
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the absolute privilege to beta read this compelling, profoundly emotional book by Grace Waters. Through the pages, Grace introduced you to a bright, handsome, loving, compassionate young man. Chase's story is one you'll never forget. The emotions literally jumped off the pages, and right into my heart. I felt what he felt. I felt what his family felt. After reading Twenty2, I can honestly say I will never forget this story. It has left a mark on my heart, as it should have. I dare you to r ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't even know where to start for this review. This book completely and utterly wrecked me. I have never been more in a place of I just don't know what to say before. There are no words that could ever describe how important I think this book is especially in today's society and also justify how freaking awesome this book truly is. The author really makes you feel like you are right there in the book going through every single thing each character goes through, makes you feel all the ...more
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
I went into this book not knowing anything of the story. The teasers sounded very interesting and I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed. This is not a love story, but one of a very troubled young man who takes us on his journey and allows us to see the struggles that he coped with on a daily basis. It will have you laughing at some moments, but mostly, it will have you feeling bad and crying over someone who seriously needed help.

Chase gives us a glimpse into his life…surrounded by
Tracey Marec
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given the absolute honor to beta read this astonishingly heartfelt book by Grace Waters.
From page one Chase will completely captivate you. Grace will make you feel every emotion not only from Chase but from his family, his friends and his girl friend. It's as if you are in the story riding along the bumpy road of life right along with them in Twenty2. There were moments for me when my eyes were wide open, eyebrows furrowed and the next I'm taking large, deep breaths and on the edge of my
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’ll tell you up front that this book is not a romance. Nothing about this story is fantastical or sweet. Twenty2 is a story of pain, struggle, and that overwhelming fear that comes from watching yourself fall and feeling absolutely powerless to stop it. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this book. Grace Waters has a voice. A voice that is strong, sure, and terrifyingly honest. I hope that this book is only the beginning, because Grace has the potential to touch innumer ...more
Helen Stothard
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was an emotional read, more so because it was based on true events. The ending was unexpected and heart wrenching.

The story is told to you by Chase, looking back on how he got to where he is now, and the regrets he has. At first I found it a little difficult because of the drug abuse, but it's not there to glorify a story or shock you, it's there because it's part of how he came to be where he is.

It's an insightful look into addiction and mental illness. Chase is brutally honest about
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Get your tissues and take this journey with chase. You will be laughing at funny man Chase and crying your eyes out the next moment. He will take you through his life of abuse, drugs, alcohol, jail, rehabs, and his family life. Grace captures the scenarios and emotions with such reality you feel as though you are actually taking the journey yourself. Never have I read a book and experienced the feelings, the pain, the heartbreak, and the humor as I did with this book. It will take you through th ...more
D.L. Gallie
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know how to write this review because the tears are still falling. This book was such an emotional pull on your heartstrings story, yet at the sametime it really make you appreciate your family AND you just want to give them all a big hug.
I totally love Chase, the mum in me just wants to hug (and slap) him. For all his faults he really is a sweet boy with a heart of gold, he would do anything for those that he loves.
I love the relationship that this family has. Even though Chase has
Terri Montgomery

My daughter died from an overdose. I had so many questions. This book helped me to understand and answered many questions. This is real, I could resonate with so much and I realized I wasn't alone. I am deeply affected by this and it will stay with me indefinitely
Thank you for delving so deep to make me understand.
Rhonda Dennis
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. It's a haunting look inside the mind of the frequently misunderstood; one the author handled with enough rawness to accurately portray the seriousness of the subject matter. Well written. ...more
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was something I didn't expect - totally blew my mind.

When you start this book the reader thinks it's a typical new adult love story -- let me tell you this book is SO MUCH MORE! Without giving away anything, because I truly feel you must go into this story blind to get the full effects, let me tell you some things about this 5 star read.

Overall Grading:
5 Mind Bending Emotional Stars
Plot: yes This book had a definite plot
Character Development: A -- the characters are raw and real
Tosha Clingman
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Twenty 2 started off a slow read for me. The ending was very predictable. Depression is real and alive for all ages. This disease does discriminate. It's a silent killer among so many people.
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.. I have to say this book was amazing. Amazing to the fact that this isn't a typical novel as far as a wonderful love story. Grace Waters tells a story about a young adult who is battling with depression as well as being an addict. The story touches on love,feeling of not being loved or knowing your loved but not understanding it, suicide,addiction,prison and all sorts of challenges that come up in life. Shows the daily struggles th ...more
Jennifer Sons
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for an honest review! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! I had to wait a while before I could write this review! My emotions were running wild with this book! So many feels! There were times when I just wanted to sob! I did at times because I just couldn't hold it in! There were times I wanted to scream & there were A Lot of times I just wanted to give Chase a hug!

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It's based on true events about the horror of addiction. Chase was awesome! He was funny, charismatic, the "fun" guy, hand
Ricky Penley
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was a hard one to read. I felt bad for Chase but I also thought that he put himself in the situations and he should man up to the things that he did. No one forced him to do the things he did, no one held a gun to him. If he was struggling with the things he brought upon himself then he should have seeked out the help that was availible to him. He had a good support team with his family, and the other people that was in his life so the only person he failed was himself. But I believe t ...more
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
This is a highly emotional read that will elicit numerous emotions. As I was reading my feelings towards the book kept going back and forth. You will have a love hate relationship with Chase. He makes choices that you may not understand or agree with, but this book is his journey and struggle. It is raw and honest and like nothing I have ever read. It is not an easy read because it is real and not sugar coated. I cried, I yelled at my Kindle, and I was left with thinking wow that is one I won't ...more
Beth Slone
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG What a book. If you haven't read it you need to. This book was amazing and so heartbreaking. I cried so much during this book. All the emotions I felt in this book I have never felt this much heartbreak and sadness with a book. This book really broke my heart. Grace Waters is amazing and I can't wait for more of her amazing stories. Wow what a book. This book felt so real to me. ...more
Zelda Wang
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read

You can't understand the mind of an addict or the mind of anyone who truly suffers from depression. You will never actually know fully what someone is thinking or who the really are the author told us
of the thought process I am able to relate to well

David Stripling
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Great book. surprising ending. was well written. just kinda jumped around for my taste. Good read tho.
I love addiction books!
Wendy Carroll slawter
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this more stars. Probably because it hits really close to home having lost my addict brother in law to suicide.
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