Dead to You
As McMann unfolds the story of Ethan's journey through his hardships and struggles, I found myself struggling to hold on as well. This one wasn't easy for me to read, but it is quite fast paced. A story of a bitter youth with a troubled childhood. The good life ripped away from him.
Standing there next to the case worker, Ethan knew those people coming closer where his parents. Even though not having seen them in years and having no memories, deep inside, he just felt right. Once they all finally met up the questions where asked. Those questions of whether or not they were sure that Ethan was theirs. It had been ten years now that had passed since he had been kidnapped. They were also sure that they wanted no DNA tests. They knew.
Once home, and trying to get settled in, Ethan's brother Blake is wanting to ask questions of why. Not only that, but wanting to reminisce. And when Ethan can't remember a thing, Blake becomes agitated. It's not just that, Ethan doesn't remember any childhood friends. He doesn't remember anything for that matter. This is a traumatic effect that can happen after something so bad as to what effected Ethan though. The newest member of the family, Gracie, hesitates at first but eventually ends up loving him and is crazy over Ethan. That's why it becomes so much harder when Blake has come to the decision that Ethan isn't Ethan at all. Is it all just nonsense? Or does he have good reason to back that up? When someone comes knocking, it all comes crashing down.
3/5 Stars. 243 Pages. Published by Simon Pulse. Received from Lady Reader's Bookstuff