The Monday Review: Adventure is Out There!

When Sloane moves from NYC to Florida she isn’t really expecting her life to change much. Sure the scenery and the weather is different, but between school, singing lessons, and practicing she doesn’t have much time for a social life. But meeting twins Vera and Gabe changes everything. They don’t really give Sloane a choice as they bring her into their circle of friends, and suddenly Sloane is invested in a way she’s never been before.

First of all, I am a little obsessed with the cover of this book. It’s beautiful. I want a giant print of it to hang on my wall. An actual canvas painting that’s textured would be even27779275better.

Now that that’s out of the way. Sloane is an interesting character, withdrawn but not unwilling to participate as she is sucked into an already existing group of friends. But she’s also a little dense and oblivious. She’s spent so long existing in her own personal bubble that in some ways she just doesn’t know how to be a friend. But in other ways she an exceptional friend.

Watching her grow and step outside of her comfort zone was fun, and the little bits of drama between the friends kept me hooked and wanting to know what had happened. This was a fun quick read, that reads like a fluff story but it had a lot of substance and packs a good punch. I couldn’t put it down and read the whole thing in a day.

I love the dynamic between all the friends. I love the bittersweet feeling of adding new friends to the group and trying to figure out how everyone still fits. The characters are very well developed, and the story pays homage to social media and fan-fiction without trivializing any of it.

Overall it was a beautiful story and I would highly recommend it!

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