SEBBY seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and his best friend Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.
MIRA is starting over at St. Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who 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 St. 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 him.
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.
~SOME SPOILERS IN THE REVIEW~
I give it - 4/5
My review - This was a very different story then anything I have read before and I liked it.
In this story we have 3 friends, Mira, Sebby and Jeremy. We have different chapters from each of them in this book. There isn't much of a bisexual love triangle but they are dealing with problems of their own like; mental illness, homophobia, depression, suicide, bullying etc... I was a bit disappointed for the lack of the love triangle but other aspects of the book made it up. I loved each of these characters, they all where different but they needed each other. They come alive when they're with each other. They are 3 young people who are insecure and I think Kate did a great job of writing this. She did a really good job of the characters and how they where dealing with their problems. This book is so much more than these 3, it is about them coming together, being happy, being teenagers and most of all being best friends, helping each other deal with their problems whilst trying to deal with their own.
This book was filled with diversity and I loved that so much about this book. We really need more diverse books and this one does diversity so well! Mira is half black and half white, overweight and dealing with depression. Then we have Jeremy who may be bisexual, who has 2 dads and one is a recovering alcoholic. Then Sebby is a foster kid, gay and he is dealing with depression. There is also so much more diversity in this book with the other characters that I will not get into as you really need to read this book yourself.
The book ending in a good place for me, even though I would have liked a little bit more about certain characters and maybe some issues resolved but all in all it was a really great read. It deals with a lot of issues that just made this book really interesting and made me really think about each of them Mental Health, friendship and sexuality are the main themes in this book and Kate did a really good job of putting it all together in this wonderful book.
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