Tully isn’t alone in her skin. Whenever she touches someone, they feel everything she feels. All her ugliness. All her darkness. All her pain.
The only thing she wants is to be left alone—and to finally get out of her small Oregon town.
But then she meets Chris. He’s everything she’s not. Light. Trusting. Innocent. And he wants Tully.
Tully knows she should spare him the heartache of being with her. But when he touches her, she’s not sure she’ll have the strength to push him away...
From the author of Every Ugly Word comes a poignant, emotionally raw story about the violence that plays out behind closed doors and the all-consuming passion of first love.
Reviewed by Claire
I received Dark Touch from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
Have you ever felt broken? Worthless? This is exactly how Tully feels. Alone. She has one goal in life and that is to escape. Too survive. Not only has Tully been made to feel as though she's nothing, she's scared to let anyone near her. To become even more of a social outcast.
But Chris fight's for the only girl he wants, is he able to break down her barriers? To show her how he see's her.
“My feelings. Whenever anyone touches my hands they feel what I feel.”
Okay, so Dark touch touches on some difficult and upsetting situations. Which I feel would be too much for a young adult audience but with that being said I enjoyed reading it.
I found Tully to be a strong and well-established character. Although I would've liked to have learned more about her power of touch. Where did the powers come from? Were they inherited?
Chris is the sweet, kind, boy next door type with a huge heart. Although I liked Chris, I didn't feel as connected with him as I did with Tully.
Dark touch is an emotional read, but definitely worth the read.