Title: Rain (Rain #1)
Author: Christie Cote
Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.
"It's funny how one life-changing event could make you forget what happiness felt like."
What would you do if you received life-changing information? Would you accept it and move forward? Would you cry and shut the world out? For Taylor Sullivan, these questions were going through her mind the day she heard the word "leukemia". She was weeks away from turning 16. She had a full life ahead of her. She was happy. She had great parents, an awesome best friend and a decent boyfriend. How could this happen?
The day after she found out her diagnosis, she met the one person that would change her world forever. Who knew that just sitting on a curb in front of a stranger house would make your day a little brighter? Taylor didn't know Kyle, so it made it easy for her to open up and talk to him. She couldn't even tell her best friend or boyfriend about her news. He felt safe and he didn't treat her like she was fragile. He gave her a little ray of sunshine in her clouded world.
"There were kind, generous souls out there; it seemed rare to find-especially in guys my age."
After letting everyone close to her know, Taylor decides to jump right into treatment. The quicker they start, the quicker results will happen.
"It was in my body, not a monster in the closet. No matter where I was or how long I kept my eyes shut, it would still be there, killing me until I got the treatment to kill it first."
Kyle, oh Kyle. I loved that boy! He's mysterious, but yet, you feel his love for Taylor. Who wouldn't love a guy that would stick by you through the worst possible moments of your life? Their relationship is just beautiful. For them being so young, they had to grow up so much in a matter of months. He needed her as much as she needed him.
This book had funny moments, 'awww' moments and beautifully heartbreaking moments. I couldn't get enough of the pink highlights, iPod shuffles and lego houses.
"I can't stop from dying when that time comes, just like I can't stop the rain from falling, but I can live today with what makes me happy."
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