Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review: My Best Everything

Title My Best Everything

Author Sarah Tomp

Release Date March 3, 2015

You say it was all meant to be. You and me. The way we met. Our secrets in the woods. Even the way it all exploded. It was simply a matter of fate.

Maybe if you were here to tell me again, to explain it one more time, then maybe I wouldn’t feel so uncertain. But I’m going back to the beginning on my own. To see what happened and why.

Luisa “Lulu” Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (definitely illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends, Roni and Bucky. Quickly realizing they’re out of their depth, Lulu turns to Mason: a local boy who’s always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything – including her heart?

The summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating. My Best Everything is Lulu’s letter to Mason – though is it an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20783745-my-best-everything
Review

My Best Everything was so much more than I could have hoped for. It was a thoroughly enjoyable book.

The story is told from Lulu's point of view as a letter to Mason. Like the blurb says, we don't know what kind of letter it is and you don't find out until the end. That's one of the many reasons that I found this book so easy to read. I was intrigued and wanted to know how things played out for everyone.

Fantastic writing. Great characters. Unique storyline. This book has it all. Definitely recommended.

One thing I'd like to note, though... I don't understand the title for this book. It doesn't really work for the story, but eh. Don't judge a book by its title?

Rating

5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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