|Thank you, HC Intl, for the ARC.|
It’s summer in rural Maine; when seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss isn’t raking berries with her sister, Mags, and cousin, Nell, during the day, she’s drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry by night. She knows how to have a good time, just like anyone else, but when you’ve been designated the town slut, every move you make seems to further solidify your “trashy girl” reputation.
But the fun is what’s been keeping Darcy’s mind off the things she can’t forget: a disturbing secret she shares with Nell, the mysterious disappearance of her ex-best friend, and that hazy Fourth of July party that ended with Darcy drunk, on her back, wondering how she let it get this far.
Then someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel, almost laughable gesture that can only be the work of someone with a score to settle. Everything Darcy has been trying to keep down comes bubbling to the surface in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.
Grit is a novel I decided to go practically blind into, as I had the feeling it held some mystery and wanted to find out as the plot went on. That may be the reason why I felt it falling flat the whole time, basically. I will not lie, I was expecting much more of it. As I have already mentioned, I thought there was some mystery aspect in it, and there was, but after a couple of days I barely remember it, as it did not stick with me at all... so, what does that mean? Let me go into detail.