Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Lexi and Mia are inseparable from the moment they start high school. Different in so many ways – Lexi is an orphan and lives with her aunt on a trailer park, while Mia is a golden girl blessed with a loving family, and a beautiful home. Yet they recognize something in each other which sets them apart from the crowd, and Mia comes to rely heavily on Lexi’s steadfast friendship.
Mia’s beloved, and incredibly good-looking, twin brother Zach, finds life much less complicated than his sister. Jude thought she’d never have to worry about her son, that he’d always sail through life easily achieving whatever he, and his family, wanted and expected – but then he fell in love.
The summer they graduated is a time they will always remember, and one they could never forget. It is a summer of love, best friends, shared confidences and promises. Then one moment one night changes them all forever. As hearts are broken, loyalties challenged and hopes dashed, the time has come to leave childhood behind and learn to face the future.
This is the first ‘grown up’ book I can remember reading, it was added to my ‘read’ shelf on Goodreads 4 years ago, when I would have been 15 years old. My mom told me to read it as it shows the impact drink driving and how it can devastate lives, because I was getting older and my mom obviously worried about things like this, the message she was trying to make clear was to never get into a car driven by somebody that’s been drinking!! Night Road has always been one of those books that has stuck with me and I can still remember the story as if I read it a month ago.