RELEASE DATE: November 05th 2019
AUTHOR: Hannah Moskowitz
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
—for the other person.
She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.
He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.
He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s never felt better—
—to consider breaking that rule for him.
This book was very unique with refreshing characters. I have a weakness for characters who are flawed but so real. I didn’t expect to have fun reading this book and I’m glad that it wasn’t another Fault In Our Stars. The romance was sweet and the characters were well written. It’s a heartwarming story about two Jewish teenagers who’re suffering from chronic illness. And don’t worry it’s not a tragic love story and no one will die at the end.
Isabel was a pretty likable character. She’s suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and walking from one block to another is a great challenge for her. She can’t live a normal teenage life like her friends, but still strives to pursue her dreams. She writes a column for her school paper. Her father is a Doctor and he thinks nothing is wrong with his daughter. Sasha was fun, sarcastic, and cute guy with a great sense of humor. He’s suffering from Gaucher’s disease which I never heard before but the symptoms are horrifying and painful. It is a hereditary disease in which the metabolism and storage of fats is abnormal. It results in bone fragility, neurological disturbance, anaemia, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. The romance between Isabel and Sasha was sweet and adorable. Both of the characters meet in the hospital and they instantly connect with each other. Because of their illness, they understand each other better than anyone. Their relationship grows from friendship to love. Coming to the secondary characters, I didn’t liked Isabel’s friends. I’ve mixed feelings about Isabel’s father but really loved Sasha’s family members.
The plot was refreshing, emotional, and fun. It’s a perfect YA contemporary read that focused on family, friendship and love. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The pace was good. I liked the Diverse aspect. Both of the main characters are Jewish and one of them is Bi. There’s also a Lesbian couple in the book. The chronic illness representation was perfect. The book was told from Isabel’s POV and I really loved the author’s writing style. I also enjoyed the New York City setting.
Overall, this was a good read! I’m glad I gave it a shot! The characters were definitely the best aspect of this book. I hope everyone gives it a shot!
I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good diverse YA contemporary read with flawed characters.
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