Loved this!

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You know those books that you FEEL like you're going to love, and it's going to be a new all-time favorite, even though you barely know what it's about? This book was one of those for me. The reviews, the cover, everything about it made me decide that it HAD to be a favorite.

And thankfully, it was!! I loved this book. A new favorite of the year. A new all-time fave YA.

There are so many things about it that I love.

There's always a special, kind of indescribable feeling when you find a new character that you relate so much with, and I saw so much of myself in Ophelia.

Her fear of change. Of herself changing and people not understanding that this is who she is, all based on some preconceived idea. Of everyone around her, her relationships, and her own environment changing. How hopelessly romantic she is. Falling in love quickly and always being idealistic. Her relationship with her friends and family. It all reminded me of myself.

Reading Ophelia's internal struggles with identity, sexuality, and culture was heartbreaking at times.

But that's not the only thing that makes this book wonderful. All of the characters are amazing- I fell in love with all of them.

I ADORED how this is a coming-of-age YA novel without romance as one of the main plot points.