Summer break has just begun and Kit Carlin is on her way to a funeral — to bury her twin brother. Kit has to find a way to put the broken puzzle of her life back together following Tyler’s death. She navigates through grief and family trauma by finding support in unexpected places, and in a growing understanding of what comes after life. There’s laughter and tears, summer beach time on the New Jersey shore, and the complicated “rollercoaster” of young love, jealousy, and sex. The joys and pains of Kit’s fifteenth summer lead her through a unique journey of recovery and self-discovery — and leave her changed forever.
What a wonderful coming of age novel. This book is full of firsts, heart ache, what it means to grown up and how tragic events shape us and how we cope. This book was the perfect summer read. I truly love Tamara Palmer’s writing and I cant wait to read more by her. Beautifully written, this book spins so much emotion. You will be pulled along as you reel from the grief of watching the main character go though losing her twin brother, her growing up, having to make most difficult decisions, rites of passage as a youth. This story made me remember some of the hard choices i had to make as a young adult. Beautifully heartbreaking, this is a fast read as you will not put it down. 5 stars from me.