Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.
When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.
Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.
And there’s only one person who can give that to him…
It took my a while to read this novella and i have a few reasons why:1.I didn't know what to expect.2.I was a little unsure if reading this will change my opinion about Trent...and heck the rest doesn't matter.And i'm a little dissapointed that i let those reasons keep me away from this.And ,again,it doesn't matter.What matters is that i've read it and now i know the whole truth about Trent Emerson and everything that happened to him after the accident.
It was a tragic,hard and way too emotional rollercoster,but i've pushed through every single emotion and i've managed to read every single word.It was hard to read about how Trent's life spiraled out of control and everything in-between,but somehow it made me see much more about the real guy hiding behind that grief.About the boy who lost a lot in one hit but somehow managed to find something to fight for,even if that person didn't know who or why he was doing that.
Yes,i liked the way it was written and how a few things happened.And despite the whole tragic event,this book is a true message for everyone and managed to paint a picture that could happen and i'm sure it happened in real life.
I admit ,Trent's behavior was a little creepy,mainly because he got to the point where he was obsessed with Kacey .It was strange and a little too much,but somehow after everything that happened i can say that it was something that i expected.Why?Because he was feeling guilty and he was trying to help her.Stalker much?Yes.But in a good way.Or so i think.
It broke my heart to read about those two characters life..how everything changed for them,how one drunken mistake turned their lifes into a living nightmare.
This..Well,this is the beginning of an much bigger roller-coaster full of emotional events...Something bigger and ...And something that will eventually turn into something amazing or.(let's just not say it).Well,hopefully something good.Yikes.
Goodreads: In Her Wake .