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Well this book was a nice little bundle of YA Christmas joy with a side of a mental health representation! This was a fun read that packed a punch – something that I love about YA. This was a solid 4 star read for me. Here are 4 things that I loved about it and 1 thing that I didn’t love:
- I loved the alternate realities. I felt like McDowell weaved it together really well!
- I loved the portrayal of the magic of falling in love the first time. This is my favorite thing about YA fiction! It makes me so nostalgic.
- I loved the lack of explicit language in it. This is a nice change of pace and I love when an author can portray emotion without overusing the F word!
- I loved the way that mental illness was portrayed, and the way it showed that it is something you can get help for.
- I didn’t love the main character, oddly enough, for a lot of the book. But she did grow on me as she matured and changed!
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I have this one on my tbr, and hope I’ll get to it soon. Wonderful review Jenna!!
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