Finding Willow

Series: Freedom #0.5
Also in this series: Unspeakable (Freedom, #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Release Date: October 2, 2014
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 23
ISBN13: 9781634220231
ASIN: B00O57529I
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Finding Willow is the prequel to the award-winning Unspeakable, the touching romance between Brody and Willow that explores one girl’s quiet strength to survive the unbearable weight of a family secret alone, and the love and resolve of a boy determined to help her.


Brody Victor lives life on the fringes. Moving from school to school with each transfer his mother’s job requires has taught Brody well: If there’s one thing harder than making friends, it’s saying goodbye to them. So he’s learned to close himself off. He’s a loner, and that’s how he likes it.


When his mother accepts a permanent position in Wisconsin, Brody begins to slowly open up. But old habits die hard and, for Brody, making friends doesn’t come easily. That is, until he meets Annabelle. Brody loses himself in her. Their connection runs deep and, for the first time, Brody truly lets someone inside. But life can be cruel. An unexpected job transfer uproots Brody from his home in Wisconsin, and Annabelle.


Vowing not to get involved with another girl after the heartbreak of losing Annabelle, Brody returns to life on the outside looking in. A loner by choice. Until the night he finds Willow. Friendly and beautiful, a guy can’t help but notice her, but Brody notices more than her beauty. When she flashes her full smile, a spark is missing from her hazel eyes and for reasons unknown to him, Brody needs to find the reason.

I'm glad I read this novella because it's very enjoyable. Brody is a nice guy, with a past that explains why he has difficulties to connect with others. The romance between him and Annabelle is really sweet, and it makes me like Brody even more than the events in Unspeakable already made me like him. If you like Contemporary Young Adult Romance that also deals with heavier subjects, I can advise you to pick up this free novella to see if you like Pickett's style and to get to know Brody a bit. Then pick up Unspeakable to read Willow's story.

Carien, Goodreads Reviewer

I really enjoy this book leading to the book Finding Willow. I feel so sad for Brody having to move around so much. After finding happiness with Annabelle and then to move on again!

Maree, Goodreads reviewer

Oh my freaking God!!! I need more...!!!!!

Amber, Goodreads reviewer