Book Review: The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett

Genre: Young Adult
POV: Single (Hero)
Heat Level: Very Mild

Despite having narrowly escaped death’s clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It’s only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.

What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again… can he learn to love again? 

He’s about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can’t decide whether she wants to live or die. 

Four people with nothing in common but their destination. They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love. And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all. 

The hard truth about sunshine…

Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

♦♦♦ My Thoughts ♦♦♦

A-mazzzzing! I feel like I just went on an emotional roller coaster with this book and I don’t want to get off. This book had all the feels! The Hard Truth About Sunshine takes you on a raw, emotional, gritty journey about 4 people who have nothing in common except life threw cruel, horrific, unapologetic circumstances at them.

This is also a story of finding hope and learning to love and crawling out of the cave of depression into the light. This is a YA book but it is incredibly mature. And while it is definitely a romance, there is very little sex and the scenes are fade to black. But that certainly does not take away from this book. You will not be disappointed!

5 Emotional stars!


Release Date: March 28, 2017
Length: 348 pages
Grab a copy: Amazon

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