You wouldn't think a romance series based on those who survived a school shooting would be uplifting but Loren's series is. As we wrote in our DIK review of book two, The One You Fight For,
Roni Loren’s The Ones Who Got Away series brings romance into a decidedly unromantic story – the lives of a group of friends who survived a Columbine-like high school shooting. Considering the nature of the subject matter, this is unlikely to be a romance for everyone, and definitely won’t be a comfortable subject for every reader – but for me it was a well done combination of love story and everyday storytelling that was wonderful to read.Book One, The Ones Who Got Away, is on sale right now. Here's the Amazon blurb:There were only a few survivors of that one fateful night. Now, twelve years later, the kids once called The Ones Who Got Away are back…and ready to claim the lives they never truly got to live.
- The goth girl and the popular boy
- The best friends turned something more
- Sworn enemies in love
- The hot nerd and the life of the party
- And their second chance to get things right
Grade: A-Check Review