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How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
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really liked it
bookshelves: queer-reads, young-adult-fiction

CW: alcoholism, underage alcohol abuse, loss of parents, drunk driving, sexting exposure (in the past), and shitty parenting

I was really impressed by this one! The story struck me as one that's very important. Growing up, I remember having friends whose parents were, well, insane. They were kids themselves. And, I remember that and them hiding the dysfunction in their lives quite well. This is a story for them. Not only that, but it's about a burgeoning queer relationship in the face of loss and grief. While this story doesn't mirror any of my experiences growing up, it's one that I know will match how other people grew up and are growing up.

The characters were very strong and the story was exceptional. I really grew attached to what was going on and I'd definitely read more of Eva and Grace's story.
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Reading Progress

January 13, 2018 – Shelved
January 13, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
January 13, 2018 – Shelved as: queer-reads
January 13, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult-fiction
August 9, 2019 – Started Reading
August 11, 2019 –
page 71
21.65% "I started this yesterday and I can tell that it's going to be a really quick read."
August 11, 2019 –
page 134
40.85% "I know that Grace's mom has trauma, but, God, is she a shitty mom."
August 11, 2019 –
page 178
54.27% ""Grief doesn't follow a pattern. It's not linear."

So true."
August 12, 2019 –
page 328
100.0% "This was definitely better than I thought it might be! RTC!"
August 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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