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Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)
We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two of them document every wild and awkward moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?
Let’s just cut to the chase: I loved this book. I loved how candid and connected Ava and Gen were, and how they said everything without a filter. It reminded me of myself. Or at least how I imagined myself to be: fearless and bold.
Despite the laugh-out-loud moments that laced their nearly constant communication, there were also a lot of heavy topics including sex, sexuality, drinking, drugs, and mental health. Heavy topics dealt with with that fumbling grace often associated with young adults trying to find their way in the world. This book made me laugh and cry. I highly recommend this book for mature readers, young and old.
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Book stats: Hardcover, 352 pages, Wednesday Books, September 5, 2017