This was another book gifted to me by my cousin Kelsi, she always seems to know which things I’ll like and this was no exception. As a mental health practitioner, I really appreciated all of the discussion about mental health in this book. Each character’s mental health was explored and the background was examined as well. I think it’s super important for young people to explore this in themselves and I found myself taking stock of my own mental wellness and charting my own depression and anxiety as I read.
Overall, I would rate this book a 4 out of 5. It was a little tedious with all of the back and forth and lack of decision making by each character. Many times throughout this book, I wanted to scream at them to just “MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY”, but kept on going anyways. It was time and time again of not being in the right place at the right time. This could also be a good lesson on healthy relationships; as many people probably reading the book are of age to be making these decisions, it could also promote good insight into whether your relationship is healthy or not.
This book did leave me wanting more, as frustrated as I was with the indecisiveness. I also know that this has become a TV show, so I should check that out as well. I am a huge fan of books turned movies/shows. I love to compare and contrast. If they flip flop as much as the book though, I might have to fast forward.