“And life was too short to play chicken with something as important as the person you loved.”
Ollie just had the perfect summer romance.
Will was sweet, kind and genuinely seemed to “get” Ollie in all the ways his friends never did.
But…it’s been a few days since he got back from visiting his Aunt and Uncle and Will has gone silent.
And then Ollie’s parents drop the news that his Aunt’s cancer has gotten worse and the whole family is moving to her house to take care of her.
“That’s the beautiful thing about the universe. It puts you through trials, but it never gives you anything you can’t handle. We grow from these things.”
It’s awful and Ollie can’t stop thinking about it but on the bright side – at least he will see Will again.
But when that happens…it goes no where near Ollie’s expectations.
In fact...it’s devastating.
“I’m really sorry.’ He peeked at me, but I still didn’t reply. I mean, what could I say? That it was okay? Because it really wasn’t.
But, behind this cold exterior….Ollie’s Will still exists – he can see his Will peeking out when others aren’t around.
Does Ollie give Will another chance? Does Will even deserve it?
Ohhh man. This book was BRILLIANT.
It had all the right feels in all the right places.
Ollie is a precious snowflake and I will defend him with my life. He had such an incredibly fun perspective on life and it truly brightened the scenes.
I loved Ollie’s love for music and his family – it truly rounded out his character and endeared him so much more.
I loved Will’s journey of acceptance and his development in this book.
The plot was just the perfect slice of life – it had laughs, tears and made me want to hug the main characters and never let them go.
This is definitely going to be one of my favorites in the book.