Review can be seen on Books and Swoons.
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher but it did not influence this review in any way.*
I loved this book. It was sad and funny and lovely and everything I was looking for in a story about friendship. I think the last book that I read that dealt like this kind of friendship was The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Right from the synopsis we know it going to be a heart fail story. I became so immersed in the story line that I just flew through this book. I love everything about it: the friendships, the characters, and the plot.
Zoe and Olivia's friendship is something that I always enjoy reading about. I feel like so many YA books focus more on the romantic aspects and, while I enjoy that as well, the story about a girl and her best friend is really important as well. Zoe and Olivia share the kind of friendship that I've always been envious of, by how well they know each other and their dreams. How they want the other person there with them whenever something life-altering is happening.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried so hard while reading this book, that my eyes were puffy the next day. I had a feeling I knew how it was going to end but I still hoped for a different ending. And while certain things happened at a rapid pace or that just wasn't realistic, I can appreciate it for how well done the book ended up being.
I completely loved this book and I'm so happy that I read it. I wish there were more like it, that would explore the bonds of friendship like Zoe's and Olivia's. Melissa Kantor made me a fan of hers with this title and I can't wait to read more of her books.