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Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet (2013)

Review by CJ


Page count:
310 [including acknowledgments]




Patrick lives with his brother and his brother’s girlfriend in the house their father owned before going to jail for hitting a young boy with his car while drunk driving. The same house in which Patrick is having sex with his brother’s girlfriend.

Layla Elshere is a goth teenager whose parents and sister Verna run a home worship group for Christians. Until Verna reaches high school and is tormented enough to realise Layla’s outlook might be right.

Through mistakes, missteps and misunderstandings, the lives of these vastly different characters become inextricably intwined.

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