Impact by Haley Jenner

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Warning: This book contains topics that may upset or offend readers, especially those who have previously experienced sexual violence.

๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ
๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ
/หˆษช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ต/

a marked effect or influence

My life has been severed into two distinct origins. 
Before. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. 
You donโ€™t need to know too much of my life before. Itโ€™s no longer relevant to my story. 
The damage is mine. Iโ€™m a ghost. The shell of the girl from ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ striving to survive in the ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. 
Love. Life. Friendship. 
Iโ€™ve pushed it all away in my fight to breathe another day. 
Who am I? 
No one. 
Worse, Iโ€™ve lost sight of ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ I continue to endure. 
Until him. 
Until he reminds me of the girl of before.

Sashaโ€™s $0.02:

There are few books that have cracked open my heart and put it back together again. Impact will join the ranks as one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful stories Iโ€™ve ever read.

 

The characters in this story were outstanding. With Zoe, we witness all of the broken pieces slowly coming back together. Sheโ€™s a fighter and you see it with how she takes back her life one small step at a time. There are set backs for her, but kept I rooting for her to find her voice.

 

Anytime sexual assault is part of the story line there is a level of respect and care than needs to go into writing It. HJ handled this flawlessly by giving our heroine a fighting spirit and a realistic truth.

 

Tripp is one of the best male characters ever. He gave Zoe the love she needed and deserved without pushing her. I loved everything about him. The way he breathed Zoe back to life tugged at my heartstrings and made me so hopeful for their love. These two together were EVERYTHING.

 

I shed more than a few tears while reading.

 

This book will easily and in my top reads of 2019, and most definitely in my all time favorites list. It was emotional and raw and I felt this story right down to my core.  Kudos ladies, you did this story absolute justice.