Trigger Warning : If you suffer from over thinking plus anxiety then please go into this book slowly. I drove into this book way too fast which made my own anxiety spike up.
This book was a solid 4.5/5 stars for me. I really enjoyed the book despite the minor anxiety spike I had the first night I read this book. The main character was extremely relatable for me which is really rare. Maeve is a queer girl who suffers from anxiety. Her mother goes to Haiti to spend time with her lover which sends Maeve to her dad’s. You get to experience everything that Maeve does throughout the story. You worry about whether or not her dad is going to be okay, if she’s going to get the girl, and so on.
I feel like this is a really good story for girls who might be shy about coming out or have extreme anxiety. It is nice knowing that there is someone that is relatable. I have had my moments where I stay awake overthinking every little thing. I always felt super out of place. I wish I had this kind of story for when I was younger because I feel like it would have helped me feel less out of place.
I don’t think this book is everyone’s cup of tea especially if you don’t really know too much about anxiety. The main reason I enjoyed it was because I was able to relate to Maeve.
Don’t worry; be happy.
Keep calm and carry on.
Rating : 4.5/5 Stars | Read April 14th – 17th
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom—the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through—is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver.
Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn’t seem to worry about anything. Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves?