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About the Book
Author: Katy Upperman
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 6, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become.
When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.
But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?
This was another great Swoon Reads YA Contemporary about learning to come to terms with grief and moving on after tragedy.
Callie is trying to cope with the sudden death of her sister and even though it’s been a year since they found her body in the ocean, Callie hasn’t come to terms with her grief. She’s smoking weed, failing school, and quit the swim team. When her parents send her to stay with her aunt for the summer their hope is that she’ll begin to heal. Once Callie gets to her aunts Bed N’Breakfast to help her finish the renovations, she starts to experience strange things. As she goes through the boxes left in the house by the previous owner she starts to put together a tragic love story. Not only is her sister’s death connected to the house but also two other souls. As she puts the pieces together she is confronted by a ghost that hasn’t been able to leave the property and through Callie’s connection, both her and the ghost try to find a way to let go and move forward.
Tucker works for Callie’s aunt Lucy as the designated lawn care and handy man during the renovations of the Stewart House. When he meets Callie, the crabby niece of his employer, he decides he’s going to break down the walls she’s put up and try to get to know her. Tucker is such a sweet, kind, and helpful person and no matter how much Callie tries to fight her feelings for him she finds herself making efforts to spend time with him. Little does she know, Tucker has his own connection to the house.
This story is about learning to find peace with the past and to move forward in a world that feels as if it doesn’t have anything to offer. I really enjoyed the pacing, the spookiness connected to the story as a representation of one’s unwillingness to let go of the past, and the love two people find for each other.
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