FALL FOR ANYTHING
If you haven’t yet climbed aboard the Summers bandwagon, now is the time. This is a fearless and wonderfully executed young adult novel, dealing with some dark subject matter in an accessible way.
It’s not a great summer for 17-year-old Eddie Reeves. Her famous father has killed himself, leaving her and her mother to pick up the pieces. Her mother is a shell of her former self, and her childhood friend moves in to help. But Eddie and Beth don’t get along and Beth is more focused on coddling her friend. Eddie’s relationship with her best friend Milo is suffering too. Milo knows something about the night her father died. Then Eddie meets a handsome 20-year-old who claims to have known her father. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jan., 240 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9780312656737, PB, 14 & Up)