Middie Daniels calls it the Leaving Season: the time of year when everyone graduates high school, packs up their brand-new suitcases, and leaves home for the first time.
This year Middie's boyfriend Nate is the one leaving. Nate, who's so perfect that she can barely believe it. Nate, who makes her better than she is on her own. Nate, who's promised to come back once he's finished his gap year volunteering in Central America. And when he does, it'll be time for Middie to leave, too. With him.
But when a tragedy strikes, Middie's whole world is set spinning. No one seems to understand just how lost she is… except for Nate's slacker best friend Lee. Middie and Lee have never gotten along. But with the ground ripped out from under her, Middie is finding that up is down—and that Lee Ryan might be just what she needs to find her footing once more.
Cat Jordan's heartbreaking story proves that no matter the season, no matter the obstacles, love can help you find yourself in the most unexpected of places.
I really enjoyed this book! It was a bit sad, being what it's about, but it was also pretty exciting, too, because it was moving past the sadness and finding a new normal, and I think that Meredith as she wants to be know as, did a pretty good job!
I enjoyed Meredith and Lee, they were the only ones not family that were closest to Nate, they knew what they other was going through. They had their ups and downs, but they created a pretty great relationship, bonding over the things that Nate passed on doing.
The twist about Nate, after all the grief everyone had gone though thinking that he was dead, yeah, that was a big game changer, and really great to read! It brought up a big bundle of conflict that was not the easiest to deal with!
Honestly, I can see why she made that choice in the end. She had changed from Nate's disappearance, and while he'd been through an ordeal, he hadn't changed. And they didn't fit together anymore. Still a bit of hurt there!
Really fantastic book with a fitting end, and I enjoyed it a lot!
Author: Cat Jordan
Read: February 28th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: March 1st 2016