Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen
Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC.
What I love most about books is that you can dive right into one without knowing anything about it. There are no movie trailers, FB articles that pop up before you can unsee them etc. I can open it right up and start an unexpected adventure.
That is exactly what I did with this book, but even if I did know the premise, I would have been blown away regardless. This book is told in first person and jumps from the past to the present and so forth so you get tidbits of what happened to Quinn one tragic summer and how it affects her and her siblings in the present time. The writing was perfection. I was thrown off by the past and present style at first, but once I got reading further, it didn’t bother me, so be prepared to be get a little jarred.
What you get with this book is a wonderful setting in Winship, Maine, a girl coping with loss who’s also obsessed with science, a summer camp backdrop, a family dynamic strong and yet fragile, strong female bonds and a British boy who loves to cook and draw. There you have it. The perfect YA contemporary novel.
The plot is tragic and bittersweet. The writing is spot on. The characters were all enjoyable. Every one of them. Especially Quinn’s Nana. That lady was rad.
Warning, this book with rip at your heartstrings. I teared up around 84%. My heart isn’t as cold and dead as previously rumored.
I advocate that you buy it for that pretty cover and read it for it’s resonance.