From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes this illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery.
Courtney “Coop” Cooper
Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn’t mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl.
Rae Evelyn Chin
I assumed “new girl” would be synonymous with “pariah,” but Jupiter and Courtney make me feel like I’m right where I belong. I also want to kiss him. And her. Which is . . . perplexing.
The only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. That means losing him, too. I have to make a move. . . .
No easy answers.
I read an ARC of this title.
I didn’t love this like I thought that I would. To be honest my thoughts are still all over the place. So much of this could have been cleared up with communication.
This book is told in three parts. We get the POV of each character. We have Coop, Rae, and Jupiter. Coop has been in love with his best friend Jupiter (who happens to be a lesbian) forever. Rae moves to town and is attracted to both Coop and Jupiter. Jupiter has feelings for Rae. As you can see this is was set up to be a bumpy ride.
Like I said before so much of this could have been cleared up with communication. There were quite a bit of hidden feelings here and actions based on those feelings that kind of pissed me off. I struggled to get through Rae’s POV. I really didn’t like her character and thought things would have been so much better if she never came around. But at the same time, I can also see her as a catalyst. her being around set things in motion.
My favorite people of this whole novel were Britain and Golly. Those two characters were awesome and I loved every part of the book that they were in.
I feel like actual teens will really love this and it can bring some things to light for them. This book does tackle self-identity and that’s a big thing for teens. Well, it was for me. Younger me would have loved this book!
Overall I can appreciate what the author was trying to do here, but it was a bit all over the place for me. To top it all off, the end wasn’t what I would have expected it to be and it ended kind of open instead of actually giving an ending note.
While I do think this book would be helpful for some, it just didn’t stand out for me.