This book wasn’t amazing but it was just your average contemporary novel. I cannot give it any more than three stars because even though I read it really quickly, it just wasn’t amazing. I don’t really know what to say about this book but I met the author and she’s really nice so there’s that.
You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…
Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
So I’ve already said that I don’t like this book very much but that’s not me hating on the book. It just made absolutely no difference to me at all. To me, this book didn’t really need to be a thing except for the fact that it has a girlxgirl relationship in it.
I didn’t really care for the main character but her friend was someone who I could see myself being friends with. I also wasn’t a fan of the grandfather but I think that might have been the entire reason for his character. He was sketchy and just didn’t treat his granddaughter like a granddaughter. Everything is kind of explained later on but it still isn’t the most interesting thing to read about and I mostly skim read his paragraphs.
This book goes from the past to the future everytime a new chapter starts and it wasn’t done terribly but it wasn’t completely clear at times. Out of all the books I’ve read that switch time points so often, this book was definitely up there because of how well it was done. At least compared to some others.
I honestly don’t have much else to say about this book because it just wasn’t anything special. I’m not sure if I can really recommend this book to anyone but it is good if you just want a quick light read. Other than that, this book isn’t really worth the time unless you are looking for a contemporary book that can get you out of a book slump.