The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Closer to a 3.5.
There's a lot of room in the "life is falling apart" for teen reading these days, and The Best Possible Answer takes a slightly different path, highlighting a girl who is smart and can achieve a lot, but much of her life is spiraling out of her control and she needs to do what she can to cope.
I liked the realism and the way she dealt with one of the key issues of the book. I didn't love that the way the narrative is structured means that there wasn't enough time to really dive into a lot of the scenes. I found the characters surrounding our main character not all that realistic, but I enjoyed the read enough on a whole to let that go by.
This is a solid read, and much better than Kottaras's last book. I want to love her books and I have a lot of hope for the next one, but this one might require some care.
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