As you read about Logan’s life you are drawn in to her helplessness as one thing after another happens to her. While the whole time you are reading you are wishing and waiting for her to be safe and happy. – JoJo
When Logan’s sister, and closest confidant, moves off to college, Logan must get used to her new life. A solitary high school student in a small town, Logan embarks on a journey to follow in her sister’s footsteps and do something that will allow her to escape, forever.
Logan’s new friends bring weekends of alcohol and drug fueled pasture parties — but friendship turns to betrayal when Logan is raped by a boy she trusts. Lost and desperate, she seeks comfort in drugs. Logan struggles with her faltering friendships, alcoholic father, and complicated feelings for an older guy who promises her the world. As Logan loses herself in a false reality, her escape from small town life becomes less and less likely.
Menthol Kisses’ sweepingly dramatic plot will remind us of the human capacity for redemption, forgiveness, and our persistent will to live.
(Mature Young Adult)