The Sweet Gum Tree was a phenomenal book about a southern girl from a well respected family who falls in love with a boy from the wrong side of town.
Nick comes from a broken home and an abusive father. When he meets Alix, a girl that sees the good in him, everything changes. Alix and Nick are just kids when they first meet and they form an amazing friendship which over the years turns into love. Everything seems to be going just right for them until the one night that Nick's father is shot in his trailer and Nick takes off, leaving Alix confused and pregnant. She moves on with her life and fifteen years later Nick is back in town and not alone, yet he is determined to win Alix back.
This book was beautifully written, the characters were amazing and it's full of emotion, heartache, forgiveness and love. I highly recommend this one, 4.5 stars!