Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe
The first time we met, Jewel Valentine saved my life.
Isn’t it enough having your very own terminal disease, without your mother dying? Or your father dating your Art teacher?
No wonder Sacha Thomas ends up in the lake that Saturday evening…
But the real question is: how does he end up in love with Jewel Valentine?
With the help of quirky teenage prodigies Little Al and True Grisham, Sacha and Jewel have a crazy adventure, with a little lobster emancipation along the way.
But Sacha’s running out of time, and Jewel has secrets of her own.
Girl Saves Boy is a hugely talented debut novel, funny and sad, silly and wise. It’s a story of life, death, love… and garden gnomes.
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I really enjoyed Girl Saves Boy. It was touching and dealt with sensitive matters like suicide, death, cancer, and homosexuality with finesse and ease.
The main characters, Sacha and Jewel are complex and have authentic voices. I found myself really caring about them and invested in what they were feeling and doing.
The secondary characters like True and Little Al are well developed and bring things to the story rather than just being an accessory.
For those who like open ended endings- this will be a great one for you. Plots are tied up, and we know what is most likely to happen, but we aren't given a clear and concise ending.
I'd recommend this to fans of Lurlene McDaniel and those looking for an edgy and touching story.
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