Review: What You Left Beind by Jessica Verdi

Posted August 10, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: What You Left Beind by Jessica VerdiWhat You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
Published by Sourcebooks on August 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

What I liked about What You Left Behind

  • About a single parent
  • From a male point of view
  • Ryden’s mom is awesome
  • There is a bit of mystery to why Meg went with her decision
  • There are very emotional times
  • Hope is a handful, but adorable
  • Shows how life experiences can change friendships

What I didn’t like

This list is short

  • Ryden ignores his responsibility for Hope at times
  • Some of his friends are crap
  • Meg at times
  • Joni was difficult to connect with at times.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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