Avery and Nora were friends back in first grade when they both found out that they were both adopted. Since then Avery and Nora have grown apart. Now Avery and Nora are seniors in high school. Avery has become a cheerleader, has a boyfriend, has made new friends, and is trying to get into Duke. But Avery’s world turns upside down when Nora dies, she and her boyfriend are “taking a break”, and she is deferred from Duke.
I liked that this book was sad and depressing because that is the kind of books that I like to read. Recently I have been reading happy books and this is definitely is a change. This book gives you a taste of reality because nothing goes Avery’s way and sometimes nothing goes your way in life. Life isn’t a fairy tale where no one dies and everyone lives happily ever after and this book justifies that.
The one thing that is very memorable is when they talk about Avery and Nora’s past. It helps to develop both of their characters. It also explains their friendship and how they met. It explains why they grew apart and how it affected both girls.
Review by Vicky, grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library