Lennie Walker loves books and plays second clarinet. When her sister Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is shoved to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, she suddenly finds herself having to try and balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, just moved in from Paris, with an amazing musical talent.
I really loved this book. Lennie is a wonderful character. I liked how the grief and sadness of the book was interspersed with the joyful moments that Lennie spends with Joe.
I also really liked the poetry element of this novel, and the way that the poetry Lennie writes brings her and Joe closer together.
I would definitely recommend this book to young adult readers.