Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over as a new student at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to act like a normal, functioning human this time around, not a girl who sometimes can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.
Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with a mischievous glint in his eye.
Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him like a backlit halo. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and secret road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.
As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.
The initial synopsis for this book was "This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them." What would that make you think of? A bisexual love triangle, right? Wrong! It was not a bisexual love triangle. I was looking forward to this book for that particular reason, so I think when I didn't get that I was disappointed. It was more of a book about friendship, which in that respect was good. If I had to compare this book to any book, I think it would be I'll Give You the Sun, except there is more of a focus on friendship instead of family.
"When do they bring out the pig's blood and dump it on the head
of the awkward girl with telekinetic powers?" Sebby asked.
"Not until ten, I think."
"We’re all just trying to survive however we can."
I was conflicted on my rating for this book. The first 200 pages of the book were good, but they felt directionless. I wasn't sure where the book was going and to me, there was too much dialogue and not enough plot. After I was finally able to see a direction in the book, I wasn't able to put it down. It was addictive and based on the rest of the book I would easily give it 5 stars. Sadly, for 200 pages I was upset with the fact that I couldn't see a plot. I also felt like the book was a bit rushed at parts I thought were important and slower at parts I didn't really care about. Which is why I'm giving it 3 stars. I fully recommend this book to you if you enjoy diverse books. You might even like the first half of the book, but after the first half I promise you will LOVE it!