We meet Scarlett, a seventeen yr old girl who's suffering the loss of her older brother. With her parents in deep mourning she's left to deal with her own demons alone. Scarlett isn't taking the loss well, losing so much weight and just sinking into herself she forgets the people around her, including her boyfriend & close friends.
Scarlett enjoys horse riding, it brings her a little comfort to be out in the sattle, wind blowing in her hair...no worries. Until one day out riding she nearly runs down a boy named Will Cohan and she finds herself intrigued by this new face.
Will Cohan, a sweet boy who's really into Scarlett and does everything he can to help her deal with her grief. Their feelings grow for each other and life seems to be on the up but something Scarlett discovers could change everything.
Sacred is beautifully written the story comes to life in your hands and it takes you on such an emotional journey you'll become glued to your seat. Arnold knows her stuff, my heart broke for Scarlett and her parents. It's never easy to lose a loved one and it's even harder to deal with when you were so close to that person. I must admit I did get a bit upset with Scarlett's mother, I know a parent should never have to go through the pain of losing their child but when you have another child who needs you now more than ever, it saddened me that she withdrew herself and became a ghost of who she was. In the end though she came around and realised what she'd been missing and how far gone she really went. It truly made me realise the pain and sorrow she went through (even though I did get frustrated by her lol).
I look forward to Splendor and seeing where the story will take us next. I recommend this book to anyone that's looking for something real, this gives you the emotions, amazing characters and it'll give you a little piece to keep once you're finished. Simply unforgettable!!
- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (22 November 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385742126
- ISBN-13: 978-0385742122
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.2 x 20.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review