Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
I started this book when it came out, but had to put it down and read something lighter, because I was coming off some pretty dark books and needed a break. I loved Ms. Doller's first novel Something Like Normal. (click title to get to review) I’m glad I picked this back up to finish.
Callie has been with her mother traveling from place to place, never going to school, and becoming a parent to her mother as life has progressed. When Mom is stopped by the police, Callie is surprised to discover that she’s considered a kidnap victim and has a father who wants her. Callie has a lot to think about and deal with; she suffers from PSTD, while she wrestles with a painful mix of relief and guilt over not being with her mom. She’s used to being able to make her own choices, so struggles with authority. But her freedom is not something she’s ever hoped for, so we worry about her and wait on edge to see/read which way she’ll choose. Stay with dad? Or leave with mom?