16-year-old Mel Irving’s first day of 11th grade is off to a strong start.
Rules of the Universe:
1. 7-year-olds are supposed to be alive
2. 16-year-olds aren’t supposed to be murderers
3. the universe rarely ever plays by the rules
16-year-old Mel Irving’s first day of 11th grade is off to a strong start. She and her best friend succeed in their annual prank battle with their arch-nemesis Ivy Mills, the boy of her dreams has apparently broken up with his girlfriend, and it seems like he might finally like her back.
Then her sister dies and the world stops. And it’s all her fault.
Buried in grief and guilt and desperate for something else to focus on, Mel accidentally volunteers to fundraise enough money to save the spring fair in her sister’s honour. Even if it means teaming up with her arch-nemesis. Except the closer their deadline gets, the more she begins to realize that maybe her obsession with Ivy Mills had a lot less to do with hatred than she previously though.
This one is literally for me at 14 so once time travel becomes possible one of you better go back and give her a copy so they can start unpacking their feelings earlier.