Miss Me Not is a beautiful story of self-discovery, forgiveness, caring, and love.
Madison Hanson’s past demons have given her a shadow of an existence with little hope. With the sudden tragic death of a fellow student, Madison questions her own life choices, and is now forced to evaluate everything she thought she believed in. When fate intervenes and partners her with Dean Jackson, a popular “all around good guy” from school, Madison gets a glimpse of a life that is filled with sunshine that has the power to break through the darkness she has cloaked herself in.
With Dean’s help, Madison discovers a desire to finally step out of the shadows, and embrace life and all its gifts.
Wonderful book!!! Madison has been living in the shadows for 4 years, after she has ruined several other people’s lives. Her father left, her relationship with her mother is non-existent, and her only friend lives in the shadows too. This is a very serious subject matter-suicide. The characters are in high school, and there is bullying.
After a student commits suicide, Madison starts examining her life and her choices. Enter Dean-a tutor assigned to her, and an all-around good guy. Madison has built her walls up over the years and Dean starts chipping them away. As she and Dean get closer, she sees a side of life she has never known. Unfortunately, I knew what was likely to happen to another character in the book due to this relationship. But, that did not make it any easier.
I seriously cried while reading Miss Me Not. Tiffany King does a great job of bringing you in with the characters and their lives. I got this book on Amazon for free, since I really enjoyed the Saving Angels books. This is nothing like those books-nothing paranormal.
I think this would be a great book for teens to read. It would help them understand that there are other options out there if they are considering suicide. It made me reflect on a my high school days, and a boy in my class committed suicide. I went to school with him since elementary but we weren’t friends. I remember dancing with him at our 6th grade dance-he asked me, but I didn’t want to. A teacher pressured me into dancing with him. I feel so guilty now thinking about what his life was mostly like. As a child or teenager, we are ignorant to so much that goes on outside our little bubble. It wasn’t until I graduated college and worked as a child abuse investigator that I figured out his life. That is something that has always plagued me. It’s one of those “what if” situations. What if I had been nicer to him? What if I had taken the time to get to know him? Over 15 years later and I still think about him. I wonder if anyone else does?
Back to the book review-obviously this book spoke to me. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend everyone take the time to read it.