by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Publisher: Fiction Studio
Genre: Coming of Age, YA
Paperback: 328 pages
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Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike, who’s suddenly everywhere, until she’s stuck in church with him one day. Then something happens—Apron’s broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she’s been adrift.
Mike and his boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, and Apron’s world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad’s secret, stormy seas return. Apron starts to see things the adults around her fail to—like what love really means, and who is paying too much for it.
Apron has come unmoored, but now she’ll need to take the helm if she’s to get herself and those she loves to safe harbor.
Draco dormiens nunquam titillandu.
A sleeping dragon is never to be tickled.
- page 139, chapter 23
I found this to be a lovely story that incorporates the meanings of love, friendship and family from a teen perspective.
Had a couple tissue moments as it was touching in some parts.
And, was tickled by the latin quotes throughout the story.
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