Carmen is sixteen, homeless, and desperate to keep her and her kid brother out of foster care. Ollie, also sixteen, has a life that’s all about parents, school pressure, and friends. One kiss changes everything. Ollie is captivated, but Carmen vanishes. When they cross paths later, everything is different. A young–adult, queer romance about what we’re prepared to sacrifice for those we care about.
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I don't usually read lesfic where there are youth characters. Not because I think they are not interesting or worth it but because I prefer reading closer to my age. But I had read good reviews about this book and wanted to give it a try. And I'm glad I did. Carmen´s story is heartbreaking and more so because I know for a fact that these things are happening everywhere to young and not so young people. I cried with her when she had to leave her house, when she had to leave her brother and when she finally got all the pieces together. These last tears of happiness though. And even through hard and difficult times she found happiness and peace with Ollie. Ollie, who is struggling with her own issues but who also finds everything she needs with Carmen. Carmen is a heroine. Despite her age, she does everything she can to survive and to stand for her little brother. But even a heroine needs help from time to time and she finds it in all her friends, her girlfriend Ollie and Ollie's father. All characters beautifully described. Most of them have gone through difficult times but live their lives the best they can but they all have a good heart and like it should be in real life, people with good hearts should have happy lives. I can say I enjoyed this book very much and am really sorry that I didn't read it earlier because it is well worth the experience and the feelings it wakes in you. I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing, in exchange for an honest review.