Publisher: Running Press Kids
Summary from Goodreads (here):
Frenchie Garcia can’t come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends didn’t know she had a crush him. And they don’t know she was the last person with him before he committed suicide. But Frenchie’s biggest concern is how she blindly helped him die that night. Frenchie’s already insane obsession with death and Emily Dickinson won’t help her understand the role she played during Andy’s “one night of adventure.” But when she meets Colin, she may have found the perfect opportunity to recreate that night. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez’s sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.
"And I'm sorry if I missed something that you were trying to tell me. But I can't keep going back to that night, because I'm in today. And I hope that tomorrow I'll be in tomorrow, because it does exist Andy, It does." -Frenchie, page 282Honestly I feel like Frenchie was stuck in a really bad place but after everything she comes out okay. She's learned many things and can now move on with life. She doesn't think in the negative *much* but tries to think better of life. I feel like she's lighter, happier at the end. She's still not certain about her future but she has Collin *whom is Sweet to hell* and she's in a good place. And that's all I could have wanted from Frenchie to have, happiness :) OVERALL THOUGHTS: I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK! It was such an intense book about loss and the search for the truth; with a little bit of romance thrown in ;D There's so many great quotes on life, love, and loss. I could NOT put it down. It's a MUST READ for those quiet summer night. I especially recommend it to readers who love intense books that will wretch your heart & EMOTIONS & filled with great thought provoking characters! I will so be looking at Jenny's other books!
Jenny Torres Sanchez lives in Florida with her husband and children where she currently writes full time. Before her debut novel The Downside of Being Charlie she taught high school for several years, where she credits her eclectic students for inspiring her to write young adult novels.Find and Follow her on: Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Website
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