Young love, first love seems cute when you first see it. Everyone is smiling and happy. But sometimes those good times are just a cover up. Sometimes there is abuse and pain. I read this book called Die For You by Amy Fellner Dominy. The reason I read it is because my granddaughter is in her first real serious relationship.
Young people seem to get so caught up in their relationships they forget the world around them. They don’t listen to their parents. They think they know all the answers yet they barely know the questions. It seems girls and guys all want to be with someone and will take whatever that person says and does to them in stride as long as the person is with them. This books follows a young girl, Emma who falls in love with Dillon. Emma gets a wonderful opportunity but Dillon doesn’t want her to go. He is afraid if she leaves she will never come back. So in order to be happy she tries to save Dillon. Until she discovers if she sacrifices all of herself for Dillon how much is left for her. This book reminds the reader that abuse is not bruises or busted lips. The reader learns not to sacrifice who they are for someone else. The reader learns that is is perfectly okay to take care of yourself first. To respect yourself first and your partner will respect you as well. You learn that everyone matters. That everyone is important to others and to themselves. I plan to share this book with my granddaughter so she will read it and understand that the whole world does not revolve around having a boyfriend. That she matters and is important to her family and to her friends and classmates.
More about the author here Amy Fellner Dominy