This book is a page turner. I was gripped from the first sentence until the end of the story. There is so much to unpack: friendships, romantic relationships (what the heck are they? Is this right? Is this how a kiss should feel?), sisterhood, secrecy, family trauma, art, hopes, and dreams (Julia WILL go to college. Julia WILL become a writer).
This is not a book to read if you like, "happily-ever-after" endings, but rather enjoy a book about finding out truths (and there are multiple truths), and spending time reflecting on those truths as they relate to the characters and possible yourself.
Read this book, in a group/book club if possible. I look forward to reading more works by Erika Sanchez.