Dependable, Young Adult, teen, drama, high school, anxiety, hockey, relationships
In a tangled story about two kids from separate castes in the high school ecosystem, Katie Cotugno unravels the complicated mentality behind teenage relationships. Gabby Hart, second daughter of suburban-bliss family, struggles through high school with crippling anxiety. An unlikely freshman-year party crosses her path with Ryan McCullough, freshman hockey star. During the four most turbulent years of childhood, Ryan and Gabby support each other through divorcing parents, panic attacks, breakups, and hospitalization. In the end, they try to date, but find that the true beauty of life, their true love, lies in being best friends.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 107.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/107