It’s very difficult to write a book about a dead girl that people want to read; after all, there’s no way the ending can be anything but bittersweet. Appelhans manages this task beautifully in her debut. Readers will root for Felicia and Neil, and, refreshingly, Neil is not even close to being a bad boy. Though the end of the story drags out some spots and rushes through others, the majority of the book is excellent. The way Appelhans mixes memory with plot is exceptional.