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Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Release day: June 22, 2018
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“Cry Baby is brilliantly written. It’s hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking and will leave you thinking about it for days afterward. Bravo, Ms. Scott. This boy-man stole my heart and I don’t want it back.”- L.J. Shen, Bestselling Author
Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.
He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.
He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.
Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.
Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him sometimes.
She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.
He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.
He was falling in love.
And it was going to tear him apart.
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***
I’m always saying that every last book Ginger Scott has written is my favorite but Cry Baby took my breath away, I fall in love with Tristan and Riley so hard.
This gut wrenching story about a boy on the wrong side and the girl who pulled him into the light, was filled with so much truth, depicting a frightening reality.
I was totally hooked from the first page. I knew from the start that I would be more than once moved by this upfront tone, charged with some angst. This might be fiction but it felt so real to me, from the characters’ feelings to their reality, they were something that hits close to home. This feeling of not belonging, to follow a dangerous path and being trapped in a life when you have to survive.
I adored Tristan and Riley. Both from different worlds, they collided so beautifully. I don’t know if age count but I loved them acting more like kids of their age instead of the role they had to fill, growing a bit faster than the others. Finding just for a little time, a bit of innocence and the right to be insouciant.
When Tristan rejected her, she pushed back harder. She was a force a nature not to be reckoned with. Accepting Tristan for his true self, reading him like an open book, seeing past the reputation. A boy struggling about his situation, selfless and caring more than he seemed to be.
I went through so many emotions while reading it. The author gave life to characters in a powerful way. In so doing, it brought emotional and some poetic intensity to their story.
The words put on paper, laying out their fears and baring their soul was moving and meaningful. My heart almost broke a little as the story unfolds. I loved every moment, watching them grew up and evolving, going through life.