This book is about That Girl…
The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive step-dad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her.
With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move, and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future.
Average in every way, from her looks to her personality and even her style, there is not much to remember about her. When she abandons one town for another, she leaves behind her fake identity in the search of the next one, while leaving people asking themselves, “I wonder what ever became of that girl.”
This was her reality until Lincoln Wilks.
The number one defensive football player in Fort Collins who finally names That Girl.
Reviewed by Claire
This story starts off with two friends wanting to run away and leave their live's behind but That girl's best friend falls pregnant and can't no longer go, that girl is desperate especially after all the abuse she has gone through by her mother and mothers boyfriends. So she leaves by herself with nowhere to go and little money.
"You'll never be happy. You were born to hurt, Get used to it"
With every place That Girl ends up she changes her identity, She can't stay in one place very long scared her mother will find her. She's living in the shadows, keeping everyone at arms length. Hoping nobody finds out what she's hiding or who she really is. She finally finds somewhere she likes.
While at work at the coffee hut, a group of boys pull up. Lincoln the driver instantly takes a liking to her. That girl tries to hold her feeling's back, she knows she can't get involved, she'll only hurt him so she tries to push him away but Lincoln ain't giving up that easy. Does Lincoln get That girl to open up and drop her guard?
I used the quote "That Girl" rather than revealing her actual name and spoiling the story!!
My heart was in my throat, wasn't expecting that to happen.
I want to say I love this book but I more than loved it. The story was easy to follow, Characters were lovable and I loved watching the relationship blossom between That Girl and Lincoln.