My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
Raychel has always been best friends with Matt. She can walk into his house uninvited – it’s way better than hers anyway – even sleep in his room knowing that she’s safe there, with him. Even if Matt doesn’t always understand her decisions – like applying to a local college because she can’t afford anything else – he’s always there for her. Sometimes a little too much. He’s determined to save her from herself, even when she’s just trying to forget some of the facts of her less-than-privileged life.
His younger brother Andrew has always been just that – Matt’s little brother. But lately she’s been thinking about sneaking into his bedroom instead… and not to sleep. Whatever she feels for Andrew is something entirely different than what she has with Matt, and it’s pretty clear after Andrew punches out a guy taking advantage of her at a party that he feels the same way.
With so much in her life falling apart – her mom, her home, her future, her friendships – Raychel doesn’t know what she can hang onto and what is worth letting go. Or if they even have to be mutually exclusive.