Working in his father’s sporting goods store Daniel Hudson never expected to come across a customer quite like Clover Scott. Clover has a hair cut that looks like she’s been attacked by a pair of scissors, clothes that don’t quite fit right and sometimes says the strangest things but Daniel is immediately drawn to her. After coming to Clover’s rescue twice Daniel finds himself wanting to help this girl that so obviously needs someone to do so.
The Secret of Letting Go is truly a touching tale of two teenagers that each have had tough times in their past to deal with that somehow end up in each other’s lives. The story changes POV a few times between the two to get to know each side a bit better.
I don’t even really know what to say about Clover, her life growing up was the things nightmares are made of. She is naive to the world because she’s never experienced anything that a normal teenager would. She is obviously a lot stronger than most would give her credit for though since she had made her way down to Florida and had been taking care of herself for a while. A character that will make every day problems seem a lot less significant in the scheme of things.
Daniel was a kind, caring and compassionate soul that was made that way because of his past. A few years before his girlfriend had passed away which made him grow up in ways that he wouldn’t have otherwise. Even though he has had a much easier life than Clover he still feels things a bit deeper than normal teenagers due to his past.
There are also quite a few of other great characters involved, a small town feel to the story when people open up their homes and lives to welcome Clover in and help her when she needs it. With a bit of suspense involved with the touching tale it made for a real page turning read that should touch your heart. Would definitely recommend.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.