We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.
Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa's life is easy. It's her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.
Andrea Portes, author of the hilarious, heartbreaking Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.
Yeah! It was so great to read another book by Andrea Portes, it was so great! I loved her first book, and yeah, this one was so enjoyable and great, though a bit darker, seeing as it began with Willa believing she'll kill herself very soon.
I really enjoyed the way this story was told. In the beginning, Willa was talking to us, that we were going to be taking her place at the misfits table. And by the end of the book, it was more of the story of Willa, in a 3rd person.
This story was a bit sad. Willa plans on killing herself-until she meets Remy. And yeah, both girls have issues, and as the book goes on, it becomes clear that they have different ways of dealing, and that Remy's wasn't good for her, which lead to some tough choices.
Really enjoyed that ending! It was a bit bittersweet, that there was nothing that Willa could do for Remy, but Remy was her own person with her own choices. And Willa was going home, and she wasn't going to come back, yeah!
This book was so great, so enjoyable, and I just enjoyed reading it so much!
Author: Andrea Portes
Read: May 7th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great, I enjoyed her previous book and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: May 10th 2016