Wow. Just wow. I went into this book knowing very little about it, just that it had been nominated for a few awards, but it hit me in all the right spots. This might be my new favorite YA book!
If you like magical realism at all, you will adore this book. It’s lyrical, romantic, and full of the most beautiful kind of wonder. It takes a minute to get used to the rhythm of McLemore’s language, but once you do it’s phenomenal. The gorgeous language and magical qualities of this book are side by side with an intricate, moving plot. Set in a small town, this is a story about lovers, gender identity, sisterhood, and learning to accept your past.