I'd Give Anything

I'd Give Anything

A Novel

Large Print - 2020
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Ginny Beale is eighteen, irreverent, funny, and brave, with a brother she adores and a circle of friends for whom she would do anything. Because of one terrible night, she loses them all--and her adventurous spirit--seemingly forever. While the town cheers on the high school football team, someone sets the school's auditorium ablaze. Ginny's best friend Gray Marsden's father, a fire fighter, dies in the blaze. While many in the town believe a notoriously troubled local teen set the fire, Ginny makes a shattering discovery that casts blame on the person she trusts most in the world. Ginny tells no one, but the secret isolates her, looming between her and her friends and ruining their friendship. Over the next two decades, Ginny puts aside her wanderlust and her dreams. Moving back to her hometown, she distances herself from the past and from nearly everyone in it. She marries a quiet man, raises their daughter, Avery, and cares for her tyrannical, ailing mother, Adela. But when Ginny's husband, Harris, becomes embroiled in a scandal, Ginny's carefully controlled life crumbles, and, just when she believes she is regaining her bearings, the secret she's kept for twenty years emerges and threatens to destroy her hopes for the future. With the help of fifteen-year-old Avery and of friends both old and new, Ginny must summon the courage to confront old lies and hard truths and to free herself and the people she loves from the mistakes and regrets that have burdened them for so long.
Publisher: New York : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780062844521
Characteristics: 369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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brangwinn
Jun 14, 2020

I love anything Marisa de los Santos writes, so this won’t be an unbiased review. This is a tale of two people, both the same woman. There’s Ginny, who is a married woman and her younger self, Zinny, the teenager who reveals herself through a diary. But sadly, she’s torn out the page that tells why the exuberant, fun-loving Zinny has been replaced by Ginny, the responsible mom. Secrets, family struggles, relationships there all there making a completely satisfying read.

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