Wrecked by JB Salsbury *Stephanie’s Review*


I was interested in reading Wrecked by JB Salsbury because there aren’t very many books about contemporary veterans (people my age) and the more of these types of books I read the more my own personal history is put into perspective.

I was a sophomore in high school when the Twin Towers were struck. During my lifetime my country has been at war with one country or another half as long as I’ve been alive. Becoming an adult during it I have to admit that for a very long time I didn’t really know what that meant. I knew it was “bad” but trying to understand war and invasion as a 16 year old girl in the Midwest who lived in a town with 3,000 people in it? Yeah I’m still working on it.

Wrecked shredded me! It was awful in the most wonderful way possible. It was a bit tropey a la The Parent Trap but I will most definitely be picking up more by JB Salsbury! Aden and Sawyer were so great to watch come together and heal.

To be honest I felt that Sawyer’s issues were diminished in the light of Aden’s. Aden has got himself some serious issues and not through any fault of his own. I imagine he’d argue that point but he isn’t here so I win! I could identify with “safety Sawyer” and it made Wrecked that much more special for me. There were sad moments but the highs were just as good.

Salsbury gave us the gift of watching two broken people heal themselves and each other. I am so very glad I picked this book up!

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