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Kimberly Joy Peters
196 pages (2010); 1.3MB downloadLobster Press
; ISBN: 9781897550649
In the sequel to the award-winning novel, "Painting Caitlyn," it's the start of eleventh grade, and Caitlyn is ready to forget the abusive relationship she was trapped in last year. Since breaking free of Tyler's grip, she has put up a wall to protect herself so she won't be hurt that way again. When an opportunity arises to go on an exchange trip to Quebec, Caitlyn wonders if this is her chance for a fresh start. But soon after her departure, old fears and insecurities start to creep back in, and she second-guesses herself at every turn. Her close friend, Conner, is also on the trip, and it's clear that he is interested in taking their friendship to another level. Because Caitlyn feels she made such a huge mistake by letting Tyler take over her life the year before, she is afraid to make the wrong choice with Conner. Her indecision lead her to rely on horoscopes, mood rings, and signs to make her choices for her, until she finds herself paralyzed with doubt. Added to the stress of having to sort through her feelings for Conner, she also receives a letter from her estranged father, who abandoned her mother and Caitlyn when she was four years old. His attempt at reconciliation throws her into a tailspin, and serves as another reminder of how she was betrayed by someone close to her. With the support of Conner, her host-sister Mireille, and her best friend Ashley, Caitlyn recovers the strength she needs to trust herself, and others, again.