I remember the lights.
I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.
I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.
But then everything changed.
He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.
I remember the lights.
The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.
They symbolized everything I endured that summer.
And everything I would never face again.
Totally 5 stars!!!!
What to say about this book. It was way more than I ever expected it to be.
You start the story with Natalie being dumped by her boyfriend Mason right after high school graduation. When Natalie see Mason with another girl just a few days later, she thinks she has realized why he broke up with her; she’s not a size 2. Natalie has always been a bigger girl but never really paid any attention to it. When her mother brings up that she should start seeing a personal trainer, Natalie feels that losing weight might bring Mason back, so she agrees. What she didn’t think was that her trainer would be the town bad boy Rhodes.
Rhodes is standoffish when Natalie first meets him. She know that his sister, Lana, went missing four years ago and still hasn’t been found. Natalie denies that she is losing weight for a boy but Rhodes doesn’t believe her. Rhodes pushes her during her workouts but he never shares anything information about himself. After a confrontation with Mason’s new girlfriend, Natalie is comforted by Rhodes, which she was not expecting.
Natalie and Rhodes start to form a connection and she beings to think if she is still trying to get getting fit to get Mason back or if she is doing it for herself now. The problem with Rhodes though is that he is hot and cold. Nice and friendly one minute and standoffish the next. Natalie knows Rhodes is hiding secrets from her but she doesn’t know what they are.
Along with the secrets Rhodes is hiding, Natalie realizes that something is just not right with her step-dad Dale. As Natalie and Rhodes become closer, can Natalie handle Rhodes secrets? Also, can their relationship survive when someone from the past shows back up?
I don’t want to spoil the book by giving too much away but this book was amazing. I got way more out of this book than I could have imagined. When I begin reading this book, I figured it would be the usual theme of boy and girl fall in love and he tell her she is perfect not matter her weight, but it was anything but that. Natalie and Rhodes relationship is anything but easy.
“Weightless” isn’t just a story about losing weight. Sometimes the “weight” someone is carrying with them isn’t always physical weight. This story shows you that it’s okay to let other people in to help you with your issues and problems. Sometimes you can’t do everything on your own and you need support of others to get you through.