I had to let the dust settle on this one as I loved many things about it but the main relationship in the book just plum wore me out! Onna is the main character and I don’t know…… but if I was this girl, I would just take a vacation for a month and start over. It was just one thing after another and yet she doesn’t even break down. Onna depends on her older brother Caleb for everything, he brightened up her day, and he’s her sidekick and her sunshine. A tragic accident takes Caleb from Onna. His family will never be the same without him. His father found alcohol for a replacement for Caleb and his dad’s life takes a downhill spiral. Onna’s mother had walked out previously and her whereabouts are still a mystery. Onna’s best friend Hunter is there for her, until Everett the new guy walks into her life with a Slushie. Oddly, Everett being new in town knows all about Onna which upsets her. How can he know such things when he just got into town? Everett is able to vocally respond to her without her speaking and this behavior has Onna ignoring Everett. How can he read her thoughts? If anything is going to transpire between the two of them, Everett is going to have to talk about who he is and why he is there. I felt that Onna and Everett relationship in the novel was like a rollercoaster: up and down and back and forth, it was tiring. I was getting exhausted with Onna and her feeling towards Everett. Don’t get me wrong, I know this girl had a lot on her plate but here is this attractive guy who was definitely trying and at times she was being flaky with him. I loved the female relationships in this novel as they’re strong and they encouraged each other.
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Urban Fey Press in exchange for an honest review.