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HATVANY S Best of the Best SAFE WITH ME is an award winning book, rightly deserving to be at the top of the list as the recipient of Best Fiction of 2014 When I give a 5 star rating, it is due to a number of criteria, with the main one, not being able to put the book down So when you run across a book such as SAFE WITH ME, five stars seems inadequate, deserving ofyou want to blog and tell all your friends to buy this book, TODAY I knew the first time I read one of Amy s books, s HATVANY S Best of the Best SAFE WITH ME is an award winning book, rightly deserving to be at the top of the list as the recipient of Best Fiction of 2014 When I give a 5 star rating, it is due to a number of criteria, with the main one, not being able to put the book down So when you run across a book such as SAFE WITH ME, five stars seems inadequate, deserving ofyou want to blog and tell all your friends to buy this book, TODAY I knew the first time I read one of Amy s books, she would be one of my favorite authors for life Everything she writes is so masterfully crafted, reflective of her talents as a highly skilled author, speaking from the heart with honesty, sensitivity, and humor She is not afraid to tackle highly charged subjects such as alcoholism, grief, critical illness, sickness, abuse, family drama, relationships, social subjects, death, bullying, and organ donation From the first page, I was hooked There are some strong women characters here, and the topics Hatvany selected, and the brilliant way she was able to skillfully create a path for each of these women to connect and intersect, was outstanding The characters had so many flaws, yet she used them in such a delicate way to create a positive and warm feel and take away, for her readers and fansI also enjoy her acknowledgment with the creation of her stories inspiring.SAFE WITH ME, offers an array of feelings from the emotional to the physical From creating false identity and hope of oneself, coping with insecurities and dishonesty, fabricating stories and lies created by fear, and continuing to keep feelings and actions buried deeper, for aserious outcome I especially related to the abuse topic, a victim in a similar situation with a wealthy, controlling the second husband, with Jekyll and Hyde, Sleeping with the Enemy type personality, as James in so much, I could almost predict his next move, with painful memories resurfacing, as I turned the pages of this realistic plight Fortunately, I was able to escape this abusive marriage after five long years, finding a highly independent and rewarding life thereafter I loved the character of Hannah, a successful hair stylist owner, mother, friend, daughter, sister, and business partner picking herself up, getting back into the world and trusting again, as well as her altruistic friendship and nurturing with Olivia and Maddie Maddie s first hand struggle as patient and afterward as a transplant survivor was heartbreaking, as she is attempting to survive in the world new to her while dealing with her own guilt and prison within her own home In addition, how social media and technology plays a huge part in the storyline and narrative, as well as how teens can become involved in such peer pressure with such tactics as bullying, shoplifting, as well as online attempts to help make themselves to fit in and beacceptable.There are so many dynamics to this powerful and riveting story which will keep you turning well into the night, with your heart pounding to see what coming around the corner We all need friendships, encouragement, and support to help those in a time of need through grief, with domestic shelters, and support groups.An amazing story, which will live on well after the last page Hats off Amy this is a winner Thank you, for the courage, tenacity, and commitment to craft such a remarkable story I highly recommend, as well as all her booksHere s hoping for a sequel with Hannah, Olivia, and Maddie these characters are too good, to endJDCMustReadBooks TOP 30 BEST BOOKS OF 2014 Check out Amy s upcoming, Somewhere Out There coming March, 2016another 5 Star [[ E-pub ]] ↼ Safe with Me ⇔ A novel about two mothers and one daughter who are linked by tragedy and bound by secrets, from the acclaimed author of Heart Like Mine Now, in the provocative Safe with Me, Amy Hatvany explores controversial and timely issues with astonishing emotional complexityThe screech of tires brought Hannah Scott s world as she knew it to a devastating end Even a year after she signed the papers to donate her daughter s organs, Hannah is still reeling with grief when she unexpectedly stumbles into the life of the Bell family, whose child, Maddie, survived only because hers had died Mesmerized by this fragile connection to her own daughter and afraid to reveal who she actually is, Hannah develops a surprising friendship with Maddie s mother, OliviaThe Bells, however, have problems of their own Once on the verge of leaving her wealthy but abusive husband, Olivia now finds herself bound to him as never before in the wake of the successful transplant that saved their fifteen year old daughter s life Meanwhile Maddie, tired of the limits her poor health puts upon her and fearful of her father s increasing rage, regularly escapes into the one place where she can be anyone she wants the Internet But when she is finally healthy enough to return to school, the real world proves to be just as complicated as the isolated bubble she had been so eager to escapeA masterful narrative, shaped by nuanced characters whose fragile bonds are on a collision course with the truth, Safe with Me is a triumph 2.5 I fell in love with Hatvany s first book, or at least the first to be released here called, Best Kept Secret This one I had a few problems with, I felt it lacked focus, tried to cover too many things Organ donation is a worthy subject all its own, throw in domestic abuse and one or the other will suffer This one for me was borderline soap opera material, just one heartbreaking moment after another She can definitely write, covers pertinent issues of the day but for me this novel was over 2.5 I fell in love with Hatvany s first book, or at least the first to be released here called, Best Kept Secret This one I had a few problems with, I felt it lacked focus, tried to cover too many things Organ donation is a worthy subject all its own, throw in domestic abuse and one or the other will suffer This one for me was borderline soap opera material, just one heartbreaking moment after another She can definitely write, covers pertinent issues of the day but for me this novel was over kill Picoult fans will probably love Hatvany s novels SAFE WITH ME is the story of how 3 women connect in times of tragedy Told in alternating POV s Hannah, Olivia Maddie, readers become emotionally invested in their world Hatvany does an excellent job of pulling at your emotional strings Hannah loses her twelve year old daughter, Emily after she is hit killed riding her bike across the street The doctors ask her if she will consider making Emily an organ donor although hesitant, she eventually agrees The idea of saving other lives w SAFE WITH ME is the story of how 3 women connect in times of tragedy Told in alternating POV s Hannah, Olivia Maddie, readers become emotionally invested in their world Hatvany does an excellent job of pulling at your emotional strings Hannah loses her twelve year old daughter, Emily after she is hit killed riding her bike across the street The doctors ask her if she will consider making Emily an organ donor although hesitant, she eventually agrees The idea of saving other lives with her daughter s organs is a bittersweet idea one that leads her to Olivia Maddie.Maddie is fifteen is in desperate need for a liver transplant after being diagnosed with an autoimmune hepatitis She has been in the hospital for years will die without this operation Because organ donations are anonymous, Maddie is unaware of the donator Hannah doesn t know who the recipients are After the successful surgery, Maddie is left dealing with her identity after being sick for so long as well as struggling with feeling inadequate that she lived while the donor did not she is only told that it came from a girl in the same age group Maddie wants to send a letter to the parents of the girl which is intercepted by workers to deliver to families to ensure anonymity , but her parents refuse her to Little do they know they ll end up meeting the family anywaysOlivia, Maddie s mother, is dealing with issues of her own For the last 20 years she has been stuck in an abusive marriage with James, afraid that her will take custody of Maddie aware that she will not have the financial means to take care of Maddie if she leaves She plans to go after Maddie gets out of the hospital But soon hours days turn into a year she is still there Readers are shown a deep look into domestic violence aaccurate gritty picture than say BIG LITTLE LIES in my opinion We see how each encounter with James makes Olivia fear leaving, but still eager to leave, eventually leading her to the conclusion the best movement is to just stay still We see Olivia try to break free from all of this including her going back to school speaking up when she d rather do anything but.After the surgery, Maddie goes to public school for the first time is trying to act like a normal teenager for once On the first day, she gets called a Franken babe among other things just because of her scar She ends up going to a nearby salon because she wants to change her look They choose one they haven t gone to before, chosen right from a business card Maddie gets her new look from none other than Hannah How all 3 women find out about each other how they grapple with that knowledge is worth taking the plunge on As well as finding out what Olivia will do about James.I ve only read one other Hatvany work so far OUTSIDE THE LINES but I can tell she has a pattern of making you engrossed in the story with her powerful prose, for you to actually care about the characters as if they individuals in your own life I felt that these characters were a bitdeveloped than LINES, but perhaps I m just biased because I can relate to themThis is worth a read for sure, although there were a couple things that didn t sit right with me.I was not satisfied with the ending at all Without trying to give away spoilers, let me just say from a logical personal view, I understand the thinking of how an abuser tricks their prey into staying It is extremely difficult to not feel for Olivia as she tries to make the best decision for herself Maddie The ending is vague tries to wrap up neatly after a major crisis I would have liked it to bein detail, but I can t saywithout those pesky spoilers Another thing that really made me angry Olivia is always quick to bring up that if James ever laid a hand on Maddie, she would leave immediately I hope you have never been in a similar situation but if you have you know how much this isn t true, but readers are still hopeful that it will be easy for Olivia So there is a subtle mention that is easy to gloss over, but it really made me stop think One night at dinner, James gets upset lightly puts his hand on Maddie squeezes it around her neck just once it was so fast, if you d blink you d miss it, but it never gets discussed again.There are a lot of reasons why that didn t sit right with me, ones that I won t go into detail here, but I am upset at the decision to not have Olivia leave after this, aka not considering that encounter of putting his hands on her daughter again, seriously complex family dynamics at play here , but I can see how this would be included to show just how difficult it all really is No matter the reason I personally had a problem with it It didn t stop me from finishing the book, but I did knock a star off for that as well as the ending I was hoping this book would go a bitinto the organ process stayed on that longer, but I guess that s what actual medical sources are for Still recommend for a strong domestic fiction tale Safe With MeThanks to The Reading Room and Allen Unwin for this first edition copy.Read from April 28 to 30, 2014I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, for all that it was very sad, it also had some very positive elements which often gave me pause.I loved the author s turn of phrase and how she so captured a mood, whether it be comical or clinical, or even nuance.For me, these are the qualities that raised the bar, elevating this from a good read to a very good and thought provoking read One Safe With MeThanks to The Reading Room and Allen Unwin for this first edition copy.Read from April 28 to 30, 2014I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, for all that it was very sad, it also had some very positive elements which often gave me pause.I loved the author s turn of phrase and how she so captured a mood, whether it be comical or clinical, or even nuance.For me, these are the qualities that raised the bar, elevating this from a good read to a very good and thought provoking read One that lingered long past the last page.With page turning tension, you will be drawn into the lives of two families as they face their worst nightmares This is a story about what some real life issues can be like when faced by ordinary people, who are taken suddenly unawares into the depths of despair and helplessness And how they are suddenly and forever changed and affected by it nights spent alone are the hardest the silence confronts her with weapons she doesn t know how to handle Amy Hatvany has that rare quality of being able to effectively translate real and raw emotion into words, in such a way that the pain is almost palpable, adjusting the intensity in realistically measured waves according to the circumstance.She will gradually draw you right into the energy of the moment so that you cannot look awaymaking you totally empathize with the cast of characters No potential event or action was left unaccounted for and even the ordinary moments keep you spellbound with their authenticity.Truly credible writing.I gave it 4 s and would have no problems recommending this book From the first page I was emotionally involved in this story I was right there with single parent Hannah, when she hears the scream and finds the body of her twelve year old daughter Emily lying on the road after having been hit by a car Hannah is called on to make a choice no parent should ever have to make But Hannah s decision could benefit others Olivia Bell and her sixteen year old daughter Maddie, who has had years of debilitating sickness, are beneficiary of Hannah s agonising decisio From the first page I was emotionally involved in this story I was right there with single parent Hannah, when she hears the scream and finds the body of her twelve year old daughter Emily lying on the road after having been hit by a car Hannah is called on to make a choice no parent should ever have to make But Hannah s decision could benefit others Olivia Bell and her sixteen year old daughter Maddie, who has had years of debilitating sickness, are beneficiary of Hannah s agonising decision The story is told from these three points of view A year later Hannah is still struggling to come to terms with her loss She has cut herself off from many people Then one day Olivia and Maddie walk into the hair dressing salon Hannah and her business partner run Olivia and Hannah just seem to click and form a friendship but there are secrets both of them are keeping Despite a couple of incidents that seemed a tad co incidental but are necessary to the plot, I found myself engrossed in this novel It involved me in all three lives It raises issues about hard choices, lies and deception, abuse and reasons why someone may choose to stay in an abusive relationship, the effects of an abusive relationship on children, and touches on dangers of the internet and not knowing who you are really talking to I thought all three female characters were well drawn and believable and I liked the way the story ranged across the three points of view Once I started reading I hated having to put this book down As a result I was up till l after midnight because I just had to get to the end This for me, was a riveting and emotionally charged read So lucky to get an ARC of this As I was crying on page 2, I knew this would be an extremely affecting read This was hard for me in parts, and I mean that in a most completely complimentary fashion It felt so true and real, at times it was emotionally difficult to take in Maybe because I have daughters I d find myself completely out of breath and have to put the book down I was there, I was there 100% with Olivia and Hannah and Maddie Olivia s daughter Maddie is gravely ill and is saved So lucky to get an ARC of this As I was crying on page 2, I knew this would be an extremely affecting read This was hard for me in parts, and I mean that in a most completely complimentary fashion It felt so true and real, at times it was emotionally difficult to take in Maybe because I have daughters I d find myself completely out of breath and have to put the book down I was there, I was there 100% with Olivia and Hannah and Maddie Olivia s daughter Maddie is gravely ill and is saved by an organ donationfrom Hannah s daughter Emily Though this is about the transplant, it is really about so muchThe author could ve completely relied on this for plot but she really weaves greater complexity into all the characters, and tremendous complexity into Maddie s personality in particular, especially given her life has been defined by her illness and transplant Really well done I know some of the author s background and I m fairly certain she does not have first hand experience in organ transplant or losing a child, or being critically ill , but if someone told me she did, I would believe it 100%.As a writer, I found it interesting in the acknowledgments that the author says she tried to tackle this book before, unsuccessfully, and finally she was ready to write it A very interesting insight Overall expertly executed, and definitely the best of her books so far Loved this I just loved this book and couldn t put it down Hannah loses her 12 year old daughter in a car accident and agrees to donate her organs to those who need them Olivia s 15 year old daughter has a chronic liver disease and needs a transplant Maddie gets Hannah s daughter s liver and they all go on with their lives.Except.Hannah can t get over the loss of her daughter Maddie now has to attend school instead of being home tutored and is having problems adjusting to the social aspects of school I just loved this book and couldn t put it down Hannah loses her 12 year old daughter in a car accident and agrees to donate her organs to those who need them Olivia s 15 year old daughter has a chronic liver disease and needs a transplant Maddie gets Hannah s daughter s liver and they all go on with their lives.Except.Hannah can t get over the loss of her daughter Maddie now has to attend school instead of being home tutored and is having problems adjusting to the social aspects of school Olivia is in an abusive marriage and wants to leave before the abuse escalates The three meet unexpectedly and Hannah suspects that Maddie is her daughter s liver recipient, but doesn t say anything Hannah and Olivia become friends and later everything in their lives comes to a head The characters are all wonderfully portrayed, even the ones you don t like There is a lot of drama in the book, and the scenes of domestic violence are stressful to read Hannah s grief over her daughter is heartbreaking, but sometimes it s a bit much This book would have been just as good if the author had concentrated on just one issue organ transplantation or domestic violence The double whammy doesn t take away from either issue, since each character experiences each issue differently There are many themes that are addressed in the story grief, friendship, honesty, loyalty, secrets, coping skills and what facade do you present to others, among others I found it interesting that although the abuser, James, tried to present one facade, a co worker described him as a real jerk BTW, any scene involving James made my stomach knot Well done One absolutely minor point what is with the upside down question marks in all of her books I find them very distracting Such a strange font I have loved all of Amy Hatvany s books, and this was no exception I absolutely recommend this book I could not turn the pages fast enough This book pulled at my heart strings in the best of ways I thought the characters were very relatable, which is a big plus Fantastic book Told from the perspectives of Hannah, Olivia and Maddie, Amy Hatvany s Safe with Me is an emotive story of tragedy, grief, friendship, secrets and second chances A year after her twelve year old daughter s tragic death, Hannah is still struggling with the loss, burying herself in work to distract herself from the memories, the crippling grief mitigated only by the knowledge that part of Emily lives on in those who received her donated organs Olivia was just days away from losing her daughter t Told from the perspectives of Hannah, Olivia and Maddie, Amy Hatvany s Safe with Me is an emotive story of tragedy, grief, friendship, secrets and second chances A year after her twelve year old daughter s tragic death, Hannah is still struggling with the loss, burying herself in work to distract herself from the memories, the crippling grief mitigated only by the knowledge that part of Emily lives on in those who received her donated organs Olivia was just days away from losing her daughter to liver disease when fifteen year old Maddie received the transplant she desperately needed and after decades of enduring an abusive marriage to ensure the health of her child, Olivia can finally make plans for the two of them to escape.After years of illness and hospitalisation, Maddie can finally lead anormal life but she s worried about fitting in at a regular high school, and devastated when the first girl she meets makes snide remarks about her hair and clothing To cheer Maddie up, Olivia treats her to a cut and colour at the new and exclusive salon in town where they meet stylist, Hannah Hannah is stunned when Olivia reveals that twelve months previously, Maddie received a transplant and can t help but wonder if the teenage girl before her lived because her daughter died Tentatively Hannah initiates a friendship with Olivia, and the women are surprised at the ease with which they confide in each other but there are some secrets neither are willing to share I was absorbed by the intensity of tragedy and emotion that unfolds from the first page of Safe With Me Hannah s grief is raw and visceral as she faces the loss of her precious daughter, the agonising decision to donate her organs and then living without her Olivia s love and concern for her ill daughter is evident and when we learn of the physical and emotional abuse she has endured for Maddie s sake we both admire and pity her Maddie evokes immediate sympathy as a very ill girl and then as an awkward teen as she struggles to rebuild her life But if I am honest, on reflection, the plot of Safe With Me resembles a soap opera episode or a lifetime movie I wish Hatvany hadn t opted to combine two such emotive issues organ donation and domestic violence While I think the author approaches both issues with sensitivity and compassion, it also seems calculated and somehow cheapens the seriousness of both I also took issue with some elements of the storyline, I would have liked the author to have developed the friendship between Hannah and Olivia , for example Hannah and Maddie s outrage over Olivia withholding her suspicions that Maddie was the recipient of her daughters liver, seems disproportionate, after all they had shared littlethan a hairdressing appointment and a coffee date.I ve struggled with this review because while my heart was touched by this story when I was immersed in it, as I began to write down my thoughts I grew increasingly cynical about it all I can t deny that Safe With Me is a gripping, affecting read in the moment but some readers, like me, may ultimately find it disingenuous