At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame.
She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas.
As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?)
Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for her. And it turns out, some of them have made pretty big mistakes, too.
But before she can embrace her new life completely, Trinity has to be forgiven by the one person who is holding out the hardest: herself. It’s not easy changing everything, especially when you don’t think you deserve a second chance. Trinity might make an even bigger mess of things before she figures that out.
When the smoke clears on her latest disaster, will anyone still be standing there?
This is not your average light and fluffy read. And I really appreciated that about it. (don’t get me wrong, sometimes I LOVE happy go lucky cute reads, but sometimes you need some meat to bite into). Forgiving Trinity deals with very real issues and it deals with them headfirst. In a very raw and emotional way. I loved the writing style. The character growth for Trinity was not always fluid. Sometimes she reverted, but it really worked for who she was as a character. I think Liz Reinhardt did an excellent job creating this gritty reality. Trinity is nothing like me, and yet I found I could relate to her no problem. We have all had things holding us back. Things that we have had to overcome. And a lot of times, these things are from our own doing- just like Trinity. I didn’t always agree with all of her choices but the writing was so honest, so realistic that I got sucked right in. I sympathized with Trinity. She just wanted to make things right after “that night” and I just wanted her to be happy. Aiden was beyond awesome helping her along. He was loyal and steadfast, being adorable the whole time. I can’t tell you how many times, I wanted to yell at Trinity for running away. That seems to be the new way she dealt with her problems after “that night”. She slowly started progressing and I think Ruth and Aiden had a huge role to play in that. I loved learning about them along the way too. Even though the focus of the story is on Trinity, Liz takes some time to develop their backstories as well. I’ll admit that I did want to see a little more romance from Aiden and Trinity, but I get that that was not the point of the story.
Overall, Forgiving Trinity is such a great read. It was the first of Liz’s books that I have read and it made me super excited to give her other books a try! I have heard such great things about Double Clutch that I cannot wait to get my hands on it. If her writing is anything like it is here, I know that I will enjoy it! If you are looking for a real, honest book, I would give Forgiving Trinity a try.
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