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The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
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it was amazing
bookshelves: contemporary, favorites, new-adult, rainy-day-reads, great-series

I officially LOVE the Ivy Years Series and this book!!

First let me paint you a picture: I was busy! I had a ton of work, papers to grade and a tight deadline but I was suffering from a bit of burnout so I decided to pick up this book... and it worked like a charm soothing my fried brain.

I love the style of writing that Sarina Bowen has, she just pulls me right into her stories.

Other than that? Well, I already knew and liked Bridger from The Year We Fell Down and I was happy to get to know him better this time around, get inside to see what his deal was. He was an excellent brother for his sister Lucy and worked so hard to keep things looking like normal.

It even made sense, the secrets he kept and why - I'm usually frustrated when people don't ask for help when they need it, but in his case, it made sense and it was for a rather unselfish reason, even if it complicated things a lot.

As for Scarlet, her story was heavy and scary and I thought she was pretty brave, even when she didn't react the way I wanted her to. She was pretty clear on rights and wrongs, but wasn't above stepping on grey areas.

Plus, I really liked Bridger and Scarlet together and how they interact and build a relationship even with the little time they have to spend together due to the secrets each keeps.

All in all, I think I liked The Year We Hid Away even more than The Year We Fell Down and I liked that one a lot.
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Reading Progress

April 20, 2015 – Started Reading
April 20, 2015 – Shelved
April 20, 2015 –
page 274
100% "So good!! I don't know what is it but this author just relaxes me and lets me enjoy her stories, even when they have tough stuff on them."
May 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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