Impact by Haley Jenner
Warning: This book contains topics that may upset or offend readers, especially those who have previously experienced sexual violence.
a marked effect or influence
My life has been severed into two distinct origins.
You don’t need to know too much of my life before. It’s no longer relevant to my story.
The damage is mine. I’m a ghost. The shell of the girl from 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 striving to survive in the 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳.
Love. Life. Friendship.
I’ve pushed it all away in my fight to breathe another day.
Who am I?
Worse, I’ve lost sight of 𝘸𝘩𝘺 I continue to endure.
Until he reminds me of the girl of before.
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 I’ve ever read.
The characters in this story were outstanding. With Zoe, we witness all of the broken pieces slowly coming back together. She’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.