I knew going in that this book had great buzz. Raves for Leah Raeder’s writing and her ability to hold on to the honest portrayals of situations that are controversial and more often found in headlines with the appropriate amount of censure and judgment. And yes, the relationship at the center of this story is uncomfortable, but uniquely honest and developed with emotion and the insight of remove, even as you can’t help but empathize with the protagonist.
Maise has had an interesting life: her mother is desperately in need of rehab and Maise has been more parent than child for most of her eighteen years. With the attitude born from her ability to fend for herself, yet not quite adult enough to make the best decisions, Read more of this post