When The Light Went Out by Bridget Morrissey is a YA Contemporary story of an accidental shooting and a group of friend’s one final adventure.
“Five years after the accidental shooting of Marley Bricket, her friends, who were there the day she died, reunite when a box of letters from Marley is found in her former home. The discovery leads them on a scavenger hunt that reopens old memories, wounds, and betrayals, and leads them to question what they thought they knew about Marley’s death.”
This book had a mixture of everything. From gun violence to grief to adventures, this contemporary explores many emotions.
We follow a group of friends as they recollect the memories of their lost friend and the different social reactions that can surround an accidental shooting. Which all comes together to make this a pertinent story for the modern age.
I think the author does an amazing job in conveying the importance of how grief and friendship can come hand-in-hand. I highly recommend that if you want a stronger YA Contemporary story, this is it!
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. You can feel the writing’s impact long after putting it down. It is a sadder read so make sure to bring the tissues, but it’s one that you’ll be happy to have read.
Published: 4 June 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*
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