Before My Eyes
This book is about a young woman trying to come to terms with her Mother's life changing stroke. She can not help but feel the guilt of wondering what would have happened if she had to her Mother when she had first heard the crash upstairs.
Soon though Claire finds herself using pills to escape the reality of all that is happening and one day while under the influence of the pills on the Beach she nearly drowns and looses her younger Sister Izzy. Her idea of escape is turning into a nightmare, not the escape from reality she had wanted.
Claire finds herself in the midst of more tragedy before long, loosing someone else she cares about, her little sister when Barkley a Paranoid Schizophrenic turns violent, and shoots up a tent full of people. Her little sister Izzy and she struggles to make sense of what happens.
Before My Eyes is a powerful and dramatic book, one I would recomend for older teens, due to the subject matter, definitely a good read.