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Blurb (from Goodreads):
"A funny, poetic, big-hearted reminder that life can—and will—take us all by surprise.”—Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Can the best thing happen at the worst time? Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure’s soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“How is it that one day Digby was Eden’s admittedly extra-cute brother, and then the next he stole air, gave jitters, twisted my insides up?”
This was an interesting YA contemporary story, and it was about a lot more than just romance.
I felt really sorry for Lucille, to be abandoned by both your mother and father and left with a 9-year-old sister to look after and no money does not sound like much fun, and it was clear that Lucille was struggling despite her best efforts.
The storyline in this was about Lucille trying to look after her sister whilst left home alone by both of her parents. She then ran into money troubles, child-care problems, and other unforeseen problems, including problems with her best friend, and romantic problems with her best-friend’s twin brother, who had a serious girlfriend! Talk about being dropped in at the deep end!
The ending to this was hopefully, even though lots of things weren’t tied up.
7 out of 10