Reviewed by Pam James
This is an intensely moving story. The emotions are profound and deep. Krista is portrayed as a young woman who is trying to find her way emotionally after tragedy takes away half of her family. I was not pleased with the way this story gives up it's secrets. I will avoid spoilers. There is a detail that is withheld until pretty much the end that is thrown in there to set you back on your heels with a big bam! Then it is over and gone. I found it to be unpleasant in the way it is in the story. There is a small hint earlier, yet it just doesn't sit right. Still all around a very good read.
Sixteen year old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father's new girlfriend moves into their home. He's already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she's not ready to resume a normal life yet. Distancing herself from those around her, Krista spends all of her time obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758.
When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away. It isn't until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista is finally able to confront her grief and begin to let things go.