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This is the first Malinda Lo book I’ve read, and I completely fell in love with her writing, storytelling, and likable characters. Although it’s promoted as a companion book to Last Night at the Telegraph Club, this book can 100% stand alone. The small part of the story that tied in the characters from Telegraph Club actually felt disjointed and somewhat forced, but it was such a minor part of the main storyline that I didn’t pay much attention to it.

It is a tender story of self-discovery, in which eighteen-year-old Aria is forced to spend the summer between high school and college with her artistic grandmother in the California Bay Area, far from her friends on Martha’s Vineyard. While it isn’t the exciting summer she had planned, Aria finds that real growth and change occurs when we step outside our comfort zones and listen to our hearts.