Title: I Won’t Shed a Tear For You.
Genre: Teen fiction
Synopsis: Lilly doesn’t know if she should be feeling something about her freshman year, but, so far, she can’t think of anything. An introverted bookworm, she knows little about life outside of her bubble and her two best friends. Although reading, writing, and thinking about high school romance is great, her admitted insecurities and the superficiality of relationships at this age is enough to make her stick to the sidelines for now. Why go out and get your heart broken when you could avoid it all together, right? However, when she meets him, she slowly starts to wonder if her philosophy is in need of a rewrite.
Alejandro has it all; smarts, looks, popularity, and money. And that should mean he’s not taking any baggage with him into his sophomore year. The only thing is, last year he was normal, and now he’s not. After being diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder last summer, his life switched from polychromatic to a dull monochrome grey. Right before his eyes, his life seemed to soar to the stars, only to come crashing back down to Earth a month later. But he’s better now; he even has a therapist and bottles of pills to prove it. However, an old flame from the blurry days of mania makes a surprise appearance in his life again, forcing him to make decisions to keep her at bay.
Jordan has known Alejandro since they were six, and has always been his loyal best friend that’s willing to go to any length to protect him. Through Alejandro’s highs of mania and lows of depression, he was always there and ready to roll with the punches. However, he has an ulterior motive for being so faithful that’s starting to eat him alive. The problem is, no one knows that yet. And maybe they never will.
I Won’t Shed a Tear For You is a story following three high schoolers struggling with new love, old wounds, insecurities, moving on, and learning from mistakes as their lives become hopelessly intertwined.
(It won’t let me add images, having some trouble getting the cover uploaded)