One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for the summer before her senior year. The next she finds out that her mother’s cancer has returned and they’re moving away from the only home she’s ever known. Every day becomes a struggle as Meara tries to cope with her mother’s illness while being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents who are strangers. Add weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life and top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down. The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother’s childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself. Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but what she is.
My rating is 2 stars. At some points the book dragged on, and it felt quite slow, however the plot of the story has so much potential and I can’t wait to see how much further the author is risking to take the next book. I know it can do much better. The writing however was amazing, it was compelling, and it made me want to keep reading. I felt myslef feeling the character’s emotions, and understanding her decisions. This book can hit close to home for many young girls, and make a difference in their lives. It holds hope, and understanding, the two top emotions that girls find themselves needing. I will read the second book to this series because I know it will be much greater.