I'm sure that some of you reading this will have read it, because it did come out at least two years ago, but for those who have absolutely no idea what i'm on about, here is a little synopsis;
"Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey.
But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding."
Sounds good, right? Well, its better. this book is written in such a poetic and lovey way, its hard not to fall in love with the characters, to feel their heartbreaks, to almost hear the sounds of clarinets and see Joe's brilliant smile on every page. But, this is a sad book. The main focus is living after a death, coping with grief and accepting that it's OK to love after a trauma. And even though that is the message binding the story together, not once did i think 'this has gotten so depressing that i want to stop reading.' I loved exploring all of the ways which the charaters developed and the new places which they went to.
And, let me tell you now, there is a lot of deep stuff in this novel. This novel is the kind of poetic and meaningful life that i think i would lead in a fairytale world (minus the death part). It's just so romantic and perfect, it literally could not get any better.
There is actually a video about the plot, which is quite fun;
I hop you enjoy this book if you read it(you will!), tell me what you think!