I waited what felt like forever for a new book by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. After The Language of Flowers came into my life I needed more stories from this author, and now I got it!
At first I wasn’t very fond of Hatty, if anything I found her a whining and very spoiled person who never should have had kids. Like how could she ever have thought that leaving two children alone to take care of them selves when she’s leaves the country for almost a week? Not the best start but thankfully later on Hatty becomes a character that you kind of can understands somewhat more, but that still doesn’t mean that I’m overly fond of her.
Her oldest child, son Alex, on the other hand is character that really carried the whole story for me. While I found his little sister pretty annoying, Alex was just the sympathetic person you can’t help to root for. Like he’s basically takes care of everything, goes to school, tries to save his girlfriend from bullies while also making something of himself is truly inspiring and uplifting to read. I really loves that his father Wes wasn’t some jerk but someone who encouraged him and his talent for science.