“The Way I Used To Be” Book Review

Elliana Hughes, Staff

Eden was always good. She had good grades, good friends, and a good home life. But one night, her world is rocked when her older brother’s best friend rapes her. She begins high school scared and trusting no one.

She buries what happened to her deep inside. Throughout high school, she becomes bitter and learns to hate what she once loved.

This story is beautiful, with all the ups and downs of adjusting to high school and becoming who you are. Told in four different parts- freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year – as Eden finds who she is, she learns that it’s okay to be who are you are, but also learns it’s important to remember who you were.