Faithful. Finished audio 10-30-18, 5/5 stars, fiction, pub. 2016
Unabridged audio read by Amber Tamblyn (love her!). 7 discs.
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. from Goodreads
I fell in love with Shelby and her journey of guilt, grief and forgiveness. This was not an easy read (or listen in my case) since Shelby was such a lost soul, but little by little, as she survived and discovered her value, the emotional pull ultimately satisfied. Do yourself a favor and give this bald, young adult who believes she doesn’t deserve to be here a chance.
I could go into more detail, but I really don’t want to. I want you to discover it on your own. Jason listened to it after I did and he loved it as well. This is probably my favorite Hoffman so far (although I’ only read a handful or so) and I LOVED the audio narration by actress Amber Tamblyn.