YA / Teen

Someone to Care

Jessica E. Larsen
They share similar pasts, but that’s as far as they have something in common.

After her parents die in an accident, Jennelle is passed around by her relatives. At fifteen, she felt like already lived in all of the islands in the Philippines. Not that she cares because she has learned from the moment she loses her parents that not getting too involved with anyone will keep her from getting hurt. But everything changes when she meet Valentine, the adopted son of her distant relative where she will be staying next. Like her, Valentine has been orphaned at a young age, but unlike her, Valentine loves to keep everyone close—except her. And as if sharing a home wasn’t enough of a torture, they would also be attending the same school.