“𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯.”
West Finch is one hurricane away from falling into the sea.
Yet sixteen-year-old Harlow Prout is determined to save her small Maine hometown. If only she could stop getting in her own way and find someone, anyone, willing to help. But her best friend Ellis MacQueen “fixes” problems by running away from them―including his broken relationship with his twin brother, Tommy. And Tommy’s depression has hit a new low, so he’s not up for fixing anything.
In the wake of the town’s latest devastating storm, Tommy goes out for a swim that he doesn’t intend to survive. It’s his unexpected return that sets into motion a sea change between these three teens. One that tests old loyalties, sparks new romance, and uncovers painful secrets. And nothing stays secret in West Finch for long.
𝘙𝘢𝘸, 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨!
What a breathtaking and emotional story.
This book deals with difficult topics like depression and suicide written in a beautiful way. I loved the characters, I loved the setting, I loved the pace, and did I mention there’s a rescued dog??
An amazing debut from Cassandra Hartt.
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 NetGalley , BookishFirst , Macmillan Publishers 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Recorded Books 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺.
Read if you like: coming-of-age, character driven and YA stories.