I have to say at six percent I was ready to stop because all Gemma did was whine about everything. But, when I start to look closer, I realize that the real problem is the people around her all think for her all the time. Now that she is close to adulting she has no clue what she wants to do with her own life.
When she does finally decide and makes the decision and chooses it, everyone voices their opinion loud and clear. Basically, saying she is wrong in her life choices. Luckily enough her parents back her decision and trust her judgment. Because they just want her to be happy.
While trying to make that decision she meets up with Jamie her BFF’s ex-boyfriend. He was always a big man on campus. The whole time she was around Lily and Jamie the year before he basically only spoke to her a few times. Now, he seemed like they were old friends, baffling her. He is at the college currently that she is thinking about going to next year, a big if. Actually, of all the schools that one wants her a lot in their music program.
He offers, if she comes back, to meet her for coffee then take her around the campus showing her around. Even exchange numbers with her. She feels weird about it but does comply one day soon after deciding to turn down the offer to go to that school though. Saying that music is not her passion at least not enough to learn the in and outs that make it work. She enjoys playing for herself so, why take the spot from someone who may want or need it more.
This gets Jamie to thinking. He has been looking now too… he has been struggling in school. He has realized he is taking courses for a major he doesn’t want. They’re ones his micro-managing mother wanted him to take. He knew a change was coming. Not sure what but with Gemma in his life the time was now.
This story was rather surprising, the characters grew on me after a while. Once you figure out the end game that is. Lily was quite the character that is for sure. But Gemma found her voice as did Jamie after a while.
I give this: 3.5 stars since you can’t give that I will give it I will round up, 4 stars. Provided by netgalley.com.Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.