Author: Carlie Sorosiak
Title: Wild blue wonder
Publisher + date: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Romance, contemporary
Review copy provided by HarperTeen in exchange for a honest review, thank you
Scary things and amazing things coexist.
The world is full of wildness and wonder. And a lot of it is good.
There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.
Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.
Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.
After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.
But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.
What I think of it
This book absolutely broke my heart in a million pieces.
Quinn lost her best friend Dylan last year due to a tragic accident and blames herself for what happened. As much as she’s hurting she decides to fix the boat that was at the accident, which helps her heal. She meets someone new and has to face the monster she thinks she has become ever since the accident.
I really loved the chapters where you go back a year ago to the summer where Dylan was still alive, it felt really personal.
The fact that Quinn is quite an original character (she loves marine biology for example) made it even better.
Wild blue wonder shows what it is like to lose a close friend and how hard it is to cope when that person is gone.
This is a great book, so if you love emotional contemporary stories that will rip your heart apart, please pick this up. It’s so worth it