When sixteen-year-old Hayden Wilson recovers from the hospital, her world is upside-down. Her parents are dead, and her three older brothers are all she's got left. But times are difficult, and staying strong is even harder.
Wrong friendships and wrong choices will lead her to a path of self-destruction, a one way ticket to downfall.
But at some point, Hayden has to learn how to deal with life. Putting the pieces back together and growing up.
Because it's OK to want to go back to before, but it's also OK to learn how to move on.
Before life happened is a coming-of-age novel that will bring you into a teenager's world of grief and despair, and her journey back home. But will she be able to find her way?
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book is definitely a book that needs to be read by people that have lost their way. When you read it, it is kind of depressing in the beginning, but I promise, it gets better.
Hayden's parents just died in a car accident so that means her older brother gets custody of her. Hayden doesn't know why she is alive anymore and she despises the world now. What is the point of living if everything is messed up?
I don't really have a favorite part or character because this book was kind of a difficult read for me because of the subject matter. It made me sad.
I recommend this novel to anyone that is willing to take a look inside themselves and the outside world.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.