I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
It’s not a happy book while you’re reading it but once it’s over, I was happy. I was happy because it was final, the decision had been made, it seemed definite and the words spoken by Thomas which spoke the title of this novel seemed liked the icing on the cake and that is what I was looking for in this novel. I thought Aaron had his street paved in this novel, I thought he knew where he was headed but then doubt started to enter his head and it kept speaking louder and louder and then confusion entered. The minute he got confused, it was all over. He was a mess. This novel was an open book, it told the honest truth about what it feels like to be there, to have to deal with hard issues and the aftermath of the decisions that you made. Thomas wanted Aaron to help him figure out who he was but who was Aaron? Who is going to help Aaron figure out who he was? There were moments inside this novel, great moments that I cheered! There were moments that I cringed, that I wanted to crawl inside the pages and encourage the characters to hold on. I loved the idea of the Reverse Trade Dates, what a fun and unique idea. I wasn’t sure where the Leteo Institute was going to come into play during this novel but as the novel continued and Aaron tried to hold onto Thomas, it played an important role. A tough decision to make but it was a decision that Aaron chose. What an emotional ending, not the one that I had planned nor wanted and when I think about Aaron and his future, I have my shake my head. I really enjoyed this novel, it’s a keeper.