Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield
Published September 25, 2015 by Text Publishing
Source: the publisher
Rating: 5 stars
From the blurb: At seventeen, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She’s dropped out of school. She’s living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she’s in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn’t love her back. She’s stuck in Mobius—a dying town with the macabre suicide forest its only attraction—stuck working in the roadhouse and babysitting her boss’s demented father.
A stranger sets up camp in the forest and the boy next door returns; Jack’s father moves into the shed and her mother steps up her campaign to punish Jack for leaving, too. Trudy’s brilliant façade is cracking and Jack’s only friend, Astrid, has done something unforgivable.
Jack is losing everything, including her mind. As she struggles to hold onto the life she thought she wanted, Jack learns that growing up is complicated—and love might be the biggest mystery of all.
Inbetween Days is Vikki Wakefield's third novel and it's yet another example of how she excels at writing about teens, loneliness, and small towns. Everything about Jack and the town of Mobius was palpable: her longing, the isolation, the mystery, the heat of the summer. The relationships were realistic and complicated, no matter who it involved: her sister, her mother, Jeremiah. The ending was perfect, not quite wrapped up but with just the right amount of resolution.
Thank you to Text Publishing for the review copy.
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