Gifted music student Ella Volkov is depressed - and not even her best friends see it. So why does Ren Mori - the rudest, most apathetic kid in the class - seem to suddenly understand her? One drunken mistake leads Ella to show Ren a part of herself no one knows, and in return, she sees a part of him, too. She isn't the only one with skeletons in her closet, and for the first time in her life, she isn't alone.
But Ella's best friend has a crush on Ren, making him off limits, so Ella can't explore what she discovered that night. However, avoiding him is impossible when he keeps popping up everywhere in her life. When feelings can't be evaded and secrets have to be kept, Ella's senior year becomes a tangled mess.
Still, Ella never, ever expected that falling in love would come with so many consequences, and she definitely never thought she'd become a target of bullying. Especially not by those closest to her. Is one relationship worth destroying so many others?
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Please note that this is a first draft.
#31 in general fic
#39 in teen fic
This book is rated 16+ due to adult content and language. This story also uses multimedia for important content such as text messages, so try to read it with wi-fi if you can.