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Kit is tired of everyone tip toeing around her after her father's death. She tired of half hearted words and sympathetic looks, it is probably why she decided to sit with David during lunch. Kit wasn't expecting to strike up a conversation with the quietest boy in school. David wasn't expecting anyone to sit with him, he is used to being alone ever since his sister graduated. He might not know the best way to interact with his classmate but he can take an educated guess.
This is everything I want in a contemporary. We have two vastly different main characters. Kit is a biracial girl of being of Indian decent and David is on the autism spectrum.
They have very different school experiences. Kit has a close group of friends while David is a loner as well as the favorite target for some bullies.
I loved seeing their friendship slowly start to form as the book went on. They were both so patient as they tried to navigate one another. I loved the Kit and David's sister really tried to expand David's comfort zone.
Besides our protagonist, I really love David's family. He is really close with his older sister and as an older sister it was so refreshing to see such a caring relationship. His sister is so protective of him. His parents were so engaged in his life, definitely not the typical YA parents.
And by contrast Kit's mom is reeling after the lose of her husband. We see Kit and her mom work their way through the stages of grief. It wasn't always pretty to read but it added a more realistic take on the story.
I loved all the twist and turns, highs and lows. I definitely recommend this book.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.