By Deb Caletti
Simon Pulse, 2014
Audience: All Teens
This book started off really good. I liked it a lot and it really did remind me of Sarah Dessen's books. However, it kind of became a little unrealistic towards the end. The thing with her love interest was really obvious to everyone but her (I think, anyway.) So the romance was kind of a let down, too. It was well-written and I will definitely read more by her. This just wasn't my favorite. I think her others will be good. This has a lower rating than her others on Goodreads (as of right now.)
Endings and beginnings sit so close to each other that it’s sometimes impossible to tell which is which.
Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home.
Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town at Tessa’s grandmother’s. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost.
Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever.