|Matt leaves home after graduation and moves to Memphis where he grows up.
I liked this book. I would have to say it is an adult coming-of-age novel. Matt begins to grow up as he gets involved with others in Memphis. He learns what love is and what it is not. He learns to trust and give out pieces of his past. He also learns to accept who he is, what is past, and what the present and future holds.
The characters were flawed. None were perfect but they made a family for their group of friends. They have their triumphs and their low points but are there for one another. The writing was atmospheric. I knew that pain would be part of the story but there was enough highs to balance out the hurt.
I would read Shannon Yarbrough again.