Faithful by Alice Hoffman.
This book is: sad and gritty but ultimately beautiful.
Other elements: car crashes, rescued dogs, unlikely friendships, self-discovery, hope.
Read it: if you like vividly written characters.
Overall rating: 8.75
Faithful by Alice Hoffman isn’t the kind of book I normally go for, but I found it completely absorbing and expertly executed. The novel follows the story of a high school girl, Shelby, who is in a car crash with her best friend.