West (a From The Wreckage novel)
By: Michele G. Miller
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary
“Jules’ parents thanked me for saving their daughter that night. Little do they know, their daughter is saving me with every word, every touch, every moment. Sometimes the things you thought you knew are completely wrong. For so long I thought I didn’t want anything to do with the West I was, then Friday night happened and now all I want is what I once had.”
For high school senior West Rutledge, surviving the storm is only the beginning. Four years ago, he closed himself off from his friends and his dreams, but in one night one girl makes him reconsider everything.
People say West saved Jules Blacklin’s life the night of the storm. West says Jules saved his.
This is his side of their story.
**WEST may be read as a stand alone novel. You do not have to read From The Wreckage first to enjoy his story.**
As Michele’s editor, I have had the opportunity to watch the process of West come to life. In the couple of years that I’ve known her, I’ve learned that Michele is a passionate author, with a desire to put her best work on paper. West is no different, though I have to say this may be her best work yet. She completely nailed writing from the male point of view, making West relatable, honest, and real. West is a great mix of humor, reality, romance, and vulnerability. Michele celebrates the family unit, regardless of how broken they are.
West is the perfect partner to the rest of the From The Wreckage series and I recommend it to anyone who wants to feel inspired. The difficulties in the world are a little easier when you have someone there to hold your hand through the tough times.