Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tiffany King has written another book dealing with teens and their pain that grabs you by the heartstrings and sucks you in after the first page!
Madison Hanson made a mistake, all in the vain hope of getting her parents attention and love. She has paid for that mistake for four years, becoming a depressed, reclusive and suicidal teen who has made a pact with her only friend to end it all together. Then fate steps in, giving her a chance to see the aftermath of life following another teen's suicide. Enter Dean Jackson, honor student, jock, part of the in crowd and all around perfect guy from a loving and close family. (The Jacksons may seem a little over the top at times, but it was so necessary to the book!)
Dean turns Madison's world upside down, teaching her that she has worth, is capable of giving and deserving of getting love. His family takes her under their wing, sharing their love when her religious zealot mother and absent father have failed her so desperately. Madison becomes a new person with hope for the future, learning to lay her past demons to rest.
Ms. King made me feel Madison's pain and sorrow, her profound darkness inside. As Madison learned to love herself and trust in others not to hurt her, Ms. King unfolded the hidden butterfly within with her beautiful writing style. This is a MUST read!