The Last to Let Go

The Last to Let Go

A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be. How do you let go of something you?ve never had? Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She?s transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hom A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York...

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Title:The Last to Let Go
Author:Amber Smith
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1481480731
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:369 pages pages

The Last to Let Go Reviews

  • Kathleen Glasgow
    Apr 16, 2018
    Amber Smith is so good at covering difficult topics (if you haven't read The Way I Used to Be, please do so soon!). She's got an empathetic touch, wonderful writing, and a great way of writing thorny characters and situations. Loved this book. ...
  • Erica Chapman
    Sep 30, 2017
    Amber Smith just knows how to write emotion. It's a gift. This is the heart-wrenching, emotional journey of Brooke, a teen who has lost everything she knows and is desperately trying to get it back. There were times I was screaming at her and times I wanted her to make different decisi...
  • Rose
    Feb 28, 2018
    "The Last to Let Go" hit home with me more than I was expecting. Amber Smith has a good handle on writing flawed heroines who hit rock bottom in the face of overwhelming grief. On one hand, you see how they lash out in ways that hurt the people around them, but at the same time, you fe...
  • Stephanie Elliot
    Aug 07, 2017
    The Last to Let Go is a realistic portrayal of domestic violence and how it affects the WHOLE family, not just the two people involved -- no one comes away unscathed. Amber Smith does a terrific job of creating a family that comes apart at its very core and tells the story of a girl tr...
  • Eve
    Jun 14, 2018
    Actual Rating: 2.5 Dafuq? Amber Smith. You good? The Way I Used To Be is one of my favorite novels, what the hee haw heck happened here. I was so mind-numbingly bored I had the nerve to skim the last few chapters. SKIM. Who am I? I don't participate in the devil's work...
  • Jen Ryland
    Jan 30, 2018
    Really good - Amber Smith writes another issue-driven comtemporary, this one about domestic violence. RTC Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube - get the lowdown on current books in 10-30 seconds! I re...
  • Vendea
    Mar 06, 2018
    The Last to Let Go was one of my most anticipated books of this year. I've read Amber's debut novel, The Way I Used to Be, almost 2 years ago and I was completely shocked and amazed. I loved the book so much and I've been waiting for her new book ever since. The thing that made me fall...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Feb 09, 2018
    After Brooke?s mother kills her abusive husband, the teen and her siblings? lives change forever. Her younger sister Callie, who witnesses the killing (accident? murder?) becomes mute while her older brother is trying to stay strong. Brooke knows if she can keep her family together...
  • Amber Smith
    Jan 09, 2018
    I'm NOT going to rate my own book, but...I do want to share some of the early reviews The Last to Let Go has been getting! * ?Smith?s deeply felt sophomore effort (following The Way I Used to Be, 2016) explores the rippling effects of domestic violence and its ability to carry t...
  • Danielle
    Aug 16, 2017
    Trigger warning: Book deals with domestic violence I read "The Way I Used to Be" a couple years ago and was so completely moved by the book. Amber Smith made me an instant fan with that one, so when I saw that I had an opportunity to read her new book, I jumped at the chance. Ove...
  • jessica
    Mar 15, 2018
    i wasnt a fan of the way i used to be, so i was surprised to find myself picking this up. luckily, i didnt hate this one as much as smiths debut, but it still left me feeling a little bit disappointed. i just dont think her books are for me, unfortunately. 2.5 stars ...
  • Sue Holmes
    Jan 20, 2018
    *Review copy via the publisher. The Last to Let Go started off well but I found the story lost momentum about halfway through. I just didn't feel the characters and wish they had been fleshed out a bit more. ...
  • Trevor
    Mar 29, 2018
    I LOVED this. THE LAST TO LET GO is my first Amber Smith novel so I wasn't sure what to expect. With any new author, I tend to lower my expectations, but this impressed me from page one. I've read plenty of trauma related novels, but not so many aftermath ones. This book didn't foc...
  • Grace P. (gracefulreads)
    Feb 17, 2018
    THE LAST TO LET GO is an emotional story that tackles putting yourself back together when everything you have ever known has suddenly fallen apart right in front of you. Brooke was a relatable character because she was very strong but also incredibly stubborn and prone to mistakes like...
  • Jenna Major
    Aug 29, 2018
    "sometimes all I want in the world is to be left alone. Other people make things so complicated. But then I'm finally alone and all I want is other people around." Amber Smith is back with her second novel and brings us on an another emotional journey. The Last to Let Go follows Br...
  • Mari Yeung
    Apr 18, 2018
    ?Well, I think there?s a difference between giving up and letting go. What would happen if you let go?? This review was really difficult to write. This book left me in a puddle of self-reflection and I can?t seem to get out of it. Amber Smith is a master with heartbreaking...
  • Bookworm
    Apr 10, 2017
    You had me at Amber Smith! I just read the book description on the author's website and it sounds AMAZING. This is one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jun 04, 2017
    This book was a Can't-Wait Wednesday pick for me, and my initial thoughts based on the synopsis were that there would be a lot of suffering and loss. I can confirm, that the main character and her siblings suffered a great deal in this story, but they also pushed forward, and as the ti...
  • Emma Giordano
    Jun 06, 2018
    I really enjoyed this read! Personally, I did not enjoy it as much as Amber Smith?s debut, but I?m still extremely glad I experienced this story! Once again, emotionally jarring and awe-inspiring. Consider me a huge fan of what Amber Smith can do with YA fiction. CW: spousal abu...
  • ambsreads
    Feb 08, 2018
    CLICK HERE FOR THIS REVIEW, WHICH IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R E V I E W The Last To let Go is obviously an important story. It captures abuse and how it affects each family member, not just the ones being abused (in this case, the father was abusing the mother). However, the story was ver...
  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    Dec 08, 2017
    This is utterly beautiful. You can feel the passion Amber Smith has poured into it. I?m going to write a longer review in the morning because right now it?s 2:30 am and I have barely any coherent thoughts. This book has just left me a puddle of mush. ...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Mar 14, 2018
    RATING: 4.5/5 I loved Amber Smith's first book The Way I Used To Be , so when I found out about this one I just had to read it. Before starting this I was in a reading slump but somehow I made it through effortlessly. Amber Smith has definitely improved her writing skills. I felt...
  • Cory Marie
    Feb 01, 2019
    Okay, Amber Smith, I see you. You?ve now got yourself a reader for life. ...
  • Ali Marie
    Mar 08, 2017
    OMIGOD, this book! This beautiful heartbreaking book. I bouught this book the first week it was out and started reading it right away but i had to put it down after the first 20 pages. As someone whose lived with an abuser as a child this was aa little too real for me. I picked it ...
  • ellie
    Apr 10, 2018
    book: emotionally destroys me to a point where i can actually feel the character?s grief inside myself me: 5 Stars! so i don't know where to begin. i don't know if i ever will be able to fully describe how much this means to me. i connected with brooke so deeply - i feel like she...
  • Maggie
    May 02, 2018
    amber smith left me disappointed with this one :/ i really enjoyed her debut novel the way i used to be and i was really excited for this one when i heard about it. sadly it didn?t live up to my expectations. ...
  • Kerry
    Jul 17, 2017
    Loved it! ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Apr 28, 2017
    ?Brooke,? she says more firmly. ?We can ask ourselves what if all day long, every day, for the rest of our lives, but I couldn?t help her because she couldn?t deal with the fact that she needed help. I?ve managed to stop blaming myself over the years. I hope you will too.?...
  • Des
    Aug 18, 2018
    This was so well written and so painful. It felt very realistic and I really recommend this if you love character driven books with painful/heavy topics. ...
  • Valentine
    Aug 06, 2018
    "Well, think about rivers. Every river leads to the ocean-that's their whole purpose, trying to find a way back to the ocean. They cut through rock, move moutains to do it, but they always carve out a path (...) to reach that other body of water out there. Funny thing is, (...) peopl...