Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape.
However, getting arrested was not her plan. Falling in love was not her plan. With the help of three mysterious strangers—a cop, a teacher, and a cute boy—maybe Sadie will find the strength to defy the rules and do the unexpected.
Told in verse, Sarah J. Donovan’s debut Alone Together has secrets, romance, struggle, sin, and redemption, all before Sadie blows out her 16 candles. It’s a courageously honest look at growing up in a big family.
Alone Together: A Novel by Sarah J. Donovan
Title: Alone Together
Author: Sarah J.Donovan
Publishing Date: May 1st,2018
Publisher: Seela Books
I got this e-ARC from the author, Thank you, Sarah.
It is debut book of Sarah J.Donovan, so she was new for me. As I started the book I hooked right away.
I haven’t read any book which is written in verses, it was uniquely beautiful, It is exceptional how Sarah weave all these complex characters and describe them beautifully using few words compare to others.
Sadie Carter,15 is from a complicated and large family, she is 9th in 11 children. Everyone is different and strange from other, Father doesn’t work so everyone has to work for their expenses and struggling in their lives. Sadie is aloof in her family and thinks why so many?.She falls for everyone who shows even a little bit affection towards her until she found to love herself.
The story is so real and raw, showing a side of society, or hypocrisy, when Parents don’t play their parts in children lives enough, and play religion card to hide their hypocrisy.
This book was too short to have many characters but it didn’t lack anywhere. If you like to read books in verses it is for you.