Petter’s life feels like it’s in free fall. He’s just lost his father to cancer, and now his mother is moving them halfway across the world from Norway to Boston. It’s an entirely new life here, and thankfully, he meets Max. Max lives a few blocks over and is one of the coolest girls Petter has ever met. She’s struggling with her own demons, so their friendship couldn’t come at a more opportune time. When Petter receives an email from his father, he confides in Max, who is always up for an adventure.
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too, they live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Tveit tackled some real-world issues about foster care, abuse, gender stereotypes, love, and loss. And he packaged it in this heartwarming YA read that has a bit of an adventure in store for Petter and Max. I liked their friendship. It flowed easily because they were both willing to listen. I feel lucky that I get to be the first one to review this because it was a gem to read. It’s well-written, with an engaging storyline and wonderful characters. Nicely done!