Home is where you are -Tessa Marie

Anna’s life reads like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it)
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list)

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.


This is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books I have read this year. I feel the blurb doesn’t do this book the justice that it deserves, this book is so much more than the seemingly shallow perspective shown in the blurb.

Home is where you are Is a deeply emotional story, which is beautifully written and so full of hope.
This is not Anna’s story which is what I expected from the little I knew about the book, this story is more Dean’s story and my god what a story it is, though Anna play’s a big part of the story and she gets her own much needed healing of the relationship with her mom.

I truly felt every painful struggle Dean went through and this book brought me to tears more than once. But you also rejoice in Dean’s triumph’s however small they where, be it making money raking leaves or just getting a bed in the warm for the night.

Home is Where You Are is a sweet story of loss and love. Dean and Anna’s relationship was cute and sincere, and it was so nice to watch their love develop as they both started to let Each other in
Home Is Where You Are covers some pretty traumatic and upsetting topics, but it’s done with great sensitivity, and I just loved everything about it.

A must read in my opinion.

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