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Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy
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Profound, painful, powerful. DIE FOR YOU is hard to put down.

Readers will get sucked into the lives of Dylan and Emma and watch what appears to be a beautiful relationship spiral out of control. Amy Fellner Dominy creates a story that could be going on at any high school. Yes, with different circumstances, but we've seen the headlines—teens so wrapped up in each other that one or both would be willing to die to keep the other or to make sure they stay together. Forever. In death. Not all relationships that are unhealthy take it that far, but here are some chilling statistics: One in three young people will be in an unsafe or unhealthy relationship. WOW!

Though this is a gut-wrenching, important topic, the story is gripping. The way Amy integrated Emma's family history and Dylan's family history brought an eye-opening understanding to the intensity of the relationship. Another very cool aspect was Emma's love for archeology, which plays a central theme in the novel. I loved the story created around Pompeii.

Friendship is also explored. How loyal should a friend be? What constitutes disloyalty? And then there is family betrayal as well as loyalty to one's family. What lines should or shouldn't be crossed?

Without a doubt, DIE FOR YOU is the type of novel that will take you on a journey of reflection, and for some a mirror to look into and hopefully recognize before things get too out of hand. This kind of ugly love is not love at all. It needs to be revealed. It needs to be understood.

Brava, Amy! I highly recommend this novel!
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2016 – Shelved
October 20, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: post-about-the-book-on-my-blog
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: author-interviewed-on-my-blog
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: received-from-the-publisher
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: arc
November 5, 2016 – Finished Reading

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