” A straightforward story set at a lively pace, with appeal for both romance and coming-of-age fans.” – Booklist
“A lovely and heartfelt story… raw and full of feeling.” – The Nerd Daily
“The reader, while absorbed in an engaging story filled with light moments and humor as well as serious issues and controversy, learns much about legal emancipation, autonomy, and cerebral palsy; as well as about self-confidence and the ability to rebound even after serious errors of judgment.” – Michal Hoschander Malen, Jewish Book Council –This text refers to the paperback edition.
While facing disturbing revelations about the cause of her disability, a high school junior with cerebral palsy is on the verge of giving up on herself until she learns that her childhood crush has moved back into town.
Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously—to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?