Here I will continue my summer review of chic books.
This one might be the best one I've ever read. If you like to cry (or if you're 9 months pregnant and will cry at anything anyway), get this NOW.
Hannah, in full disclosure, is my all-time favorite author and this is her latest book. I was pumped when I picked it up hardcover at Barnes and Noble last week for 50% percent off (what??) and even more excited when I couldn't put it down for three days. It's nearly 400 pages, but it could have been 800 -- it's that good.
It's a story about a helicopter mom named Jude (I related to her big time here) and her twins Mia and Zach. The book takes us through various ages and stages in the twins' lives and how they collide with a foster girl named Lexi. I will try not to ruin anything, but the three kids' lives become linked through friendship, etc. and then something horrible happens (begin the tears), which changes everyone's lives from then on.
I could probably recommend 10 of Hannah's books, which are never just about boy meets girl and what happens next, but I would grab this one first. It's heartbreakingly well-written (as are most of her books), but the four main characters have something that everyone can relate to at one point or another.