From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Mummert comes a cautionary coming of age tale.
Lila Jane is spending her summer vacation preparing for high school. She does everything asked of her, but her parents rarely give her credit for her efforts. She decides to sneak out with a friend to attend a local party and shed her little girl image, to become a woman once and for all. What starts out as a fun escape soon escalates into a life on the run with a boy she barely knows.
Sheltered and closed off, Lila Jane is looking for an escape, a way not break away from her parents that strictly rule over her with and iron fist and many medications. She wants to be a normal girl, one with friends, maybe a boyfriend. When Kaden comes to town, Lila Jane gets tangled in a web of lies, fears, heartbreak, and the life of a runaway with a boy she barely knows.
I took the title of this book way too literally. I am glad I was surprised by what transpired with Lila Jane. This is an amazing story of rebirth, not death. This is not a sweeping love story but a profound story of life. Kaden and Lila Jane will learn from their struggles and experiences to become the people they are meant to be. As I was reading, I felt that Teresa was telling us a story that we were to learn and grow from. The Death of Lila Jane was so much more then I ever expected. Teresa never fails to write a story that captures me….