Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident.
When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a car accident that almost took her life, she can’t remember the details about how she got there. She figures the fog is just a symptom of being in a week-long coma, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last several days of her life—she’s lost her memory of the last four years. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.
As Liv tries to block out what her family and friends say about who she used to be, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance—and the only person Olivia inexplicably feels herself with. With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.
This was a good a quick read.
Liv was in an accident that left her dead. But she is revived to wake up in the hospital. The problem…she doesn’t remember anything from the last 4 years. As the life everybody tells her she had starts to unfold and unravel around her secrets come out. Is she who everybody thought she was? What has happened to her over the last four years? Who is telling the truth and who is lying to her? There are so many different people telling her different things but only one person knows what she has been up to for the last several months of her life. Will that person tell the truth?
Such a good book. I loved watching Liv relearn the secrets of her life. There were moments I wished things would move quicker but all in all the pace was good. There are moments where things didn’t fit just right but you later find out why. All in all the plot was amazing. The story was intriguing and well thought out. The characters were intriguing. I enjoyed the authors writing style as well.
Such a good book. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future after such a compelling read as this one was.