Release Date: September 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Age Group: Young Adult
SYNOPSIS - (From Goodreads)
Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn’t expect to fall in love. She’s a sensitive A student; he’s a high school dropout. But soon they’re spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they’d planned becomes impossible. In this stark new reality, both of them must find meaning and hope in the memories of what they had, to survive when the person they love can’t stay.
From award-winning writer Paul Griffin, Stay with Me is both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with characters (both dog and human) that will forever change the way you look at the world.
Stay With Me was so adorable. This was the first novel that I’ve read by Paul Griffin, and I absolutely love his writing and his creation of Cece and Mack.
They’re relationship wasn’t easy to begin with, but I loved every moment that they were together. They are the exact definition of opposites attract.
One of my favorite parts of the novel has to be Mack’s love for dogs. His connection with being and training the dogs was amazing. It also explains the pit bull on the cover. Isn’t it so cute?
Mack’s “horrible mistake” broke my heart. When I read about what he did and how it affected his relationship with Cece, I couldn’t stand it. Reading Cece’s point of view was the pained me.
Unfortunately, the book didn’t change the way I look the world, but it did make me love Paul Griffin’s writing, Mack, Cece, and Boo. Recommended for romantic contemporary fans and pet lovers!