The Extraordinary Life of Violet Grey
*probably the strangest yet intriguing teen fiction book you have ever read*
"Death always creeps up on you when you expect it."
VIOLET GREY, a senior in high school, lived in the shadows of the people who passed by her, unaware of the mental disorder, Charles Bonnet Syndrome, that controlled her everyday life. But even as she felt alone, suffocated by the seemly inevitable silence, someone looked out for her when she couldn't watch after herself.
He went by the name Drexel Gardner. And as cliche as it was, he was the most charming player at Gettysburg High.
When these two star crossed teenagers finally cross paths, they are swept into a number of unspeakable and catastrophic events that land them in elusive escapes from the police and the MCS, Mental Correction Services.
But even while facing the terrible dangers of their provincial little lives, they find comfort in each other.
Despite their flaws, and despite the consequences.
"I'm sorry, Drexel. I'm sorry for not standing up for myself. I'm just weak, too weak for anything," I cried, brushing away a tear.
My shoulders shook like crashing waves on a shore, and I felt Drexel wrap his arms around me once again. I could feel his warm breath softly hitting my ear, chasing away the cold that coiled beneath my skin. "Little lilac, crying isn't a sign of weakness. It's the sign of having tried too much to be strong for too long."
And maybe she was weak...but he made her strong.
Disclaimer: THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE SO PLEASE NO INSULTING! MY WRITING HAS DEFINITELY IMPROVED SINCE THEN!
(quotes belong to original owners)
[contains depression] [self harm]