I saw this book while shelving and was drawn to it because of the blue cover and the trees in the letters of the title. I flipped to the back and without reading the premise of the book, I knew I had to check out. On the back cover is a chart. A CHART! Listing percentages of things in the book. I was sold. 5% possum? Done. I had to see where the possum fits in. It already seemed like my kind of humor and it was a chart!
The premise of the book sounds like a sad one. Our main character, Sarah, lost her friend in a tragic accident and is still not over it. Her family, friends and boyfriend aren’t sure how to help her and are frankly getting a little upset with her seeming lack of ability to move on. Add to this a Christmas tree farm, some snarky behavior, and a main character that felt like she could be my best friend, and I was so excited to read this. I was not let down.
Sarah is awesome. I loved that while she was being a bit snarky and bitchy, even she was getting fed up with her own behavior. She wanted to change but couldn’t figure out how and I can relate to feeling unsure of how to change yourself. I loved that she would say something and instantly in her head, “Why can’t you just be normal?! Why are you like this?” I couldn’t put this down because I had to see what happened in her life.
I was a little bummed out by the ending and after reading many other reviews, I was not alone. I won’t give away any information, but I felt like one aspect seemed a bit out of character and there could have been more resolution. I wanted this to have the bow tie ending where everything was in its final place and that was that.
I need to request the other book by this author and see if I love it just as much. I will be on the lookout for future books as well!
5/5 stars! I loved this one.