One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona has notebooks full of songs she's written about her frustrations, her dreams, and about her massive crush on beautiful uber-jock Trent McKinnon. If she can't even find the courage to look Trent straight in his beautiful blue eyes, she sure isn't brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something's changing in Fiona. She can't be defined by her scars anymore.
And what if there hadn't been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. She's got more important things to deal with than her best friend Trent McKinnon, who's been different ever since the kiss. When her luck goes south, even lacrosse can't define her anymore. When you've always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back?
Hasn't everyone wondered what if? In this daring debut novel, Moriah McStay gives us the rare opportunity to see what might have happened if things were different. Maybe luck determines our paths. But maybe it's who we are that determines our luck.
I really enjoyed this book! The back and forth between Fiona and Fi, between the choice of seeing an exhibit by Fiona, and getting popcorn by her brother. Between growing up with scars on one side of her face, and being one of the best lacrosse players of the area. Really, really great!
I though that I might have a bit of trouble keeping track of the details, and the little ones yeah, I was glad for the small reminders what was going on, but the bigger things, those I kept track of pretty well! It was just so great to see what happened in both lives!
It's a bit terrifying how different a life could be because on one event, and then as time goes on, the ripples, until all these things were going on over the course of about 3 years, how different the lives were-Fi was best friends with the guy that Fiona had a crush on.
The way things were, that some people are just maybe supposed to be in our lives, which I kinda got from Fiona's boyfriend in the end, who was also Fi's dead boyfriend's brother...and said dead boyfriend was the one who donated the skin graft to Fiona...yeah. Connections!
Such a great book, interesting, and really, really great! I enjoyed it a lot!
Author: Moriah McStay
Read: August 1st, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: March 17th 2015