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Over the Ivy Wall
Author: Rosa Sophia
Publisher: Sunshine Press
Release Date: February 2015
ISBN: 9781939978615

Book 10 of Clearwater
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

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23 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Jul 14, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
This is an unconventional romance between two, some might say, broken teens. More importantly, it's a story of finding love in the darkest times.

When Clara comes to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents die, a once happy six-year-old finds herself hidden away with no interactions with the outside world. Even worse, as the years go by, she continues to live in fear of her uncle's drinking. Finding places to hide…a means to escape becomes her norm for being caught means much worse.

Gavin is sent to live with his uncle when he's a teenager. Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome, he doesn't have "normal" feelings like other teens and because of the medication he's on, he tends to be quite numb. When he finds Clara, what begins is an exceptional relationship between two teens trying to survive against odds firmly stacked against them.

Likes: The emotional pull that started at the very beginning and continued throughout the story was enthralling, frightening, frustrating, heart-breaking, uplifting…as Rosa Sophia takes you on an emotional roller coaster that won't end until the very end.

Most mainstream romances feature typically pretty, vivacious, appealing characters leaving us with that feel good feeling often from start to finish. What appeals to me with stories like Rosa Sophia's is that anyone can persevere and succeed. Anyone can find love. Anyone can find their way from the darkness into the light.

OVER THE IVY WALL by Rosa Sophia is about finding love when you aren't looking for it. It's about realizing that strength comes from within. It's about learning that the grass really can be greener on the other side of that ivy wall.

There are aspects to the story that may be triggers to some—the alcoholic uncle, the abuse, Stockholm Syndrome—and there are aspects to the story that are downright refreshing—Gavin's Asperger's Syndrome. At the very end is a deep-seated satisfaction and well worth the read.
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