Quick witted, sharp-tongued Righteous Andrews is troubled by a broken past, fed up with her present circumstances, and resolved to a hopeless future.
On the first day of her senior year of high school she gets in trouble, landing in the principal’s office . . . again. There she meets Colt Jackson, the new kid with a troubled past of his own. Despite her attempts to avoid him, Colt seems to show up everywhere she doesn’t want him to be, and soon they strike up an unexpected friendship. Righteous is wary. Friendships aren’t her thing. But something about Colt is different; something about him makes her curious, makes her wonder . . .
Is Colt Jackson really different from everyone else? Does happiness and love truly exist? Or will every relationship in her life always end in lies and heartache?
Reviewed by Claire
Righteous also known as Ria is struggling her way through high school. She's scared to let anyone get close to her, feeling like everyone in her life abandons her. Ria has a sarcastic attidue which she uses to protect herself.
"Here's the one thing I learned on my third week of my freshman year:
There is a reason the word ends is in friends."
Colton Jackson is the new boy at school, trying to escape a tragedy in his past, but he can't outrun it. Nasty rumors spread around school, which causes him to hide in the shadows.
The only dislike, I have is Ria's and Colt's on and off relationship. That is only because you can see they both want to be with each other and both deserve some happiness.
You can relate to how both characters are feeling at some point in this book, whether it's happiness, loneliness, not feeling good enough, scared. Righteous is a coming of age young adult romance. Which is well written, with a great storyline.