A poignant and empowering teen novel of grief, unrequited love, and finding comfort in one's own skin.
isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's much more focused on
things like getting a solo gig at Ike's and keeping her brother from
illegal herbal recreation. But when Tate walks into Calculus class
wearing a yarmulke and a grin, Aden's heart is gone in an instant.
two are swept up in a tantalizingly warm friendship, complete with long
drives with epic soundtracks and deep talks about life, love, and
spirituality. With Tate, Aden feels closer to her mom—and her mom's
faith—than she has since her mother died years ago. Everyone else—even
Aden's brother and her best friend—can see their connection, but does
Navigating uncertain romance and the crises of those she
loves, Aden must decide how she chooses to see herself and how to honor
her mom’s memory. @goodreads
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. At first I just knew it was going to at least be four stars for me. But then.... things.
I loved the characters for the most part and then some of the said characters started doing really bad things. Now don't get me wrong, I did all kinds of bad things when I was a teen and an adult for that matter. Maybe it was because I could see myself in some of those situations from my past, I'm not really sure.
Don't take my word for it though, this is a great book and I know a lot of people will have different feelings. Just go with it and feel what you feel.
I think overall, it was a great book. It just has some hard situations inside of the book.
I do love the ending though, Aden made better choices and I hope I can some day do the same thing. xo