Monday, June 5, 2017

The Party by Robyn Harding

Jeff and Kim Sanders are the epitome of wealth.  They live in an affluent neighborhood in San Francisco. They have the perfect life from the outside. They have a far from perfect life. Kim works from home in advertising and is having a pretty serious flirtation with a co-worker. Jeff has a very high profile job and when he isn't working he is training for a triathlon.  The couple only seem to communicate when it involves their two children.  Their oldest, Hannah, is turning sixteen and to celebrate they are allowing her to have a party with a few of her friends.  This one night turns everyone's life upside down.  Nothing will ever be the same after Hannah's party.  There is a terrible accident that leads to the truth coming out about the Sanders and their not so perfect marriage.  Friendships and people are damaged beyond repair.

This book tackles a lot of difficult subjects.  There is bullying (physical and cyber), drug use, under age drinking, infidelity, and absent parents.  The book is listed as YA and I wasn't sure what to expect but it was very well written. It caught my attention right from page 1 and held it so well that I read it all in one sitting.  **I did request this as an ARC from NetGalley and all opinions in this review are my own honest thoughts.**

This is hitting the market officially tomorrow and you can purchase it from your favorite retailer. I give this 4 out of 5 stars.

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