Three teenagers… two who are fixable, and one who is not. Two boys—one who has never known caring, but feels its loss; one who has had it, lost it, and wonders if it’s worth the pain—and a girl who knows both caring and loss and wants to show them both that it’s worth everything.
Casper is a larger than life character who manages to push her close friends away—an attempt to save them from the pain of her loss, but finds herself adrift and lonely until she makes a connection with two boys seemingly as lost as she. Her bravery in the face of her illness is inspiring and her determination to make Vince and Adam come to appreciate things she has taken for granted is heartbreaking and life-changing for them both.
A very poignant and emotionally charged story which takes us on a journey through the full gamut of human emotion. You experience despair, abandonment, connection, loss, debilitating grief, and finally hope and love. And as the author says, what happens next is life.
This book was very hard to read at times as I became emotionally engaged with the characters, but it is definitely worth all the tears. Tissues are recommended. #OMG