Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can’t possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life—their brittleness, and their resilience.
This insomniac's opinion:
This novel started out with promise- great writing, family drama and a curiosity to see how things turn out. Unfortunately, it quickly spun into an overly dramatic and hard to follow book with many of the characters being highly unlikeable. I really wanted to like this novel, but it just didn't work out that way.
Worth staying up all night to read?