This series continues to amaze me! It touches on a lot of the darker sides of being an anxious teen with tendencies for self harm. It highlights that with support from family and friends, everything can be made better, but also that those people are the ones who can easily turn the tide the other way.
Heaven and the Allendale Four are off to college in this book. They now have to navigate the college landscape and what to do with their relationship - whether to make it public or keep it behind closed doors with them just being friends in public. The cliquey girls don't make it easier for Heaven either - lusting openly after the Four, and turning on Heaven for being friends with them, and protective of them.
Heaven's dad also makes an appearance and starts meddling, causing Heaven's anxiety to skyrocket. As he manipulates and blackmails her into doing what he wants, a wedge is driven between her and the Four, isolating her from their support at a time she probably needs them most.
This series is not for the faint hearted - as mentioned it touches on a lot of dark subjects, and I admit that getting inside Heaven's head through it is not fun - I found myself feeling anxious as I read it! Rest assured there is a happy ending, but there is a very hard road for Heaven to get there.
Can't wait for the next book and am so glad that there is one! This one contained a little bonus content which was a lot of fun and I hope we see more similar in the 3rd book.
Brilliant, from start to finish. Yet again the author has taken the difficult subject of mental health, and dealt with it with respect, understanding, and instilled a whole lot of hope. I can't recommend these books enough.