Title: The Girl Who Fell
Author: S. M. Parker
His obsession. Her fall.
Zephyr Doyle is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and attending her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
A book about relationship abuse and control. I had my reservations at first, but after the first two chapters they were completely gone. I saw a lot of reviews on Goodreads saying people didn't like it because it wasn't realistic; I imagine they meant because Zephyr is a smart young girl and just because her father left doesn't mean she should have fell into the trap that Alec set. However, take it from a smart girl who almost fell, it can happen.
This is a subject that girls, and guys, need to be a lot more aware about. A significant other is not the end all-be all. Never give up your dreams.
I recommend to all! (Over the age of 16).