I absolutely loved this book! I wasn’t completely sure what to expect when I started it, but I fell in love with Sloane and her wicked sense of sarcasm.
The story follows Sloane who recently moved from New York to Florida for her dads’ job (he’s famous writer experiencing writer’s block). She falls in with a group of friends that quickly become very important to her. A couple of her new friends, Vera, is a social-media star, with thousands of followers, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother, become central to the story when she finds out a beloved painting by their late mother goes missing. Sloane begins the task of tracking it down for them, and it takes her to all sorts of places and on all sorts of journeys. Along the way, she becomes closer to the twins and their core group of friends.
What is best about this story is the friendships and to see them develop, as well as Sloane’s family. The dialogue is witty, which makes the banter between Sloane and anybody else hilarious. This is just a wonderful, feel-good friendship story. There is romance in the story, but I felt like that was second fiddle to the friendships developed. I want this group of friends!
If you loved Emma Mill’s first book, First & Then, and/or you loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, I highly recommend. The atmosphere is light, even when dealing with some heavier topics.
*I received an arc copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.