“Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.
When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.
The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.”
I am going to start off by talking about the pacing of the book. When I first starting reading What the Valley Knows I felt that the pacing was a bit on the slow side but, once a certain thing happens things picked up. It got really interesting for a good portion and then it slowed down again. The book as a whole was a decent read.
What I liked about What the Valley Knows is that it did touch on some serious topics, one being alcoholism. I think that the big topics that are touched on in What the Valley Knows are very important and serious and they need to be talked about. Especially because it may help someone see that they are not alone if they are experiencing the same thing.
What I didn’t like about What the Valley Knows was the relationship which is a big part of this book. Part of the reason I did not like the relationship in the book is the fact that they are so young and were saying I love you so quickly. Also, I cringed every time Wade called Molly baby. I don’t know why but it bothered me every time. Now, I know that I have read other books that have instant love but I was able to deal with it in those books. In this book, it just didn’t work for me. I also felt that it ended a bit abruptly. I think that some things should have been answered more.
All in all, I think this was a decent read. For me, it wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t horrible either. It was just okay. I would say if you enjoy young adult romance books give What the Valley Knows a try.
I gave What the Valley Knows three stars out of five. Like I said I thought it was okay, it didn’t wow me so three stars are all I can give it. Let me know in the comments if you have read What the Valley Knows what your thoughts on it.
Until next time book nerds,