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Read This! Half A Life: A Memoir by Darin Strauss

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Amy, Edgewater Library

"Half my life ago, I killed a girl." This true story begins with Darin in high school, and the car accident that changed his life forever.  He feels so much guilt, even though he is cleared of being at fault as the driver. Celine's mother tells him that he must live for two now, which puts an even heavier burden on him. "My accident was the deepest part of my life and the second deepest was hiding it...By now the camouflage had become my skin." Darin has a terrible time in his young adult years getting close to anyone.

I felt as if he was in the same room telling me his story; I read it in one sitting.