Another of Dessen's lovely works. This novel is set in Colby, just like The Moon and More and has lots of characters from all of her books intertwined and I just LOVE that!!
Auden is driven, dedicated and bored. She has just graduated high school and has a whole summer before she starts uni. 'Hmm', she thinks, 'maybe I will spend it with my Dad and his new wife and baby at the beach'.
At first she hates it; Heidi's overracttion to everything, Thisbe's constant crying, the boys hollering at her, the girls gossiping at Clementines and the coffee, the disgusting coffee. You see, Auden is a night owl, or an insomniac to be more precise. Cue cute and troubled fellow non-sleeper Eli who wants to help her create a quest of doing all of the things she missed out on while she wasn't being a child. At first it is just a bit of fun, but Auden realises that it is exactly what she needs, and soon it isn't just Eli she is making up lost time with, but is making actual friends. And she is changing, something her mother always says is impossible for people.
This story is about true friendship, epic love and of course, finding yourself. Ahh Mcain you've done it again!!! What a book!!
Oh, PS. I read this book in a single afternoon. And let me tell you, it's not a small book... :)
Genre: YA fiction
Got it from: The Mobile Library
Recommended if: You need something light and amazing!