The Leading Edge of Now
Author: Marci Lynn Curtis
Published: September 4, 2018
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: August 19-23, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he’d spoken to her even once since her father died. Or if moving in with Uncle Rusty didn’t mean returning to New Harbor.
Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now the place just reminds her of all she’s lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her forever.
People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn’t sure about that. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find — and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most?
The Leading Edge of Now is a very well written novel that deals with tough subjects: Loss and sexual assault at a young age. Grace is still trying to deal with the loss of her father and what happened to her one night two years ago. Grace was in foster care for the two years until her only relative, her uncle, decides to take her in.
Grace also lost her best friend and boyfriend while in foster care. Now, she is with her uncle and she finds herself back around those that she did not think she would see again, which includes the person she believes assaulted her. She begins to have doubts as to who it may have been and mixed feelings of everything that has occurred. The answer of who did assault her is discovered and you can feel everything Grace does with the discovery. With the discovery, the story is not over. Grace ultimately discovers who she is.
Grace has a genuine ‘realness’ to her with all of her thoughts and emotions. Curtis has written a very powerful novel that all teen girls should read.
Thank you KCP Loft for my arc copy I was granted!