Author: Josefina Gutierrez
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Evelyn Gonzalez keeps losing people, which is always hard, but has she lost something much more? Has she lost her soul? Evelyn has a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized, after months of sorrow and pain she is thrust back into the world. The world of teenage angst and Calculus. But can she trust people again? Especially after hurtful assumptions and judgments made her miss her junior year of high school. Evelyn is just trying to heal what she lost and graduate from high school.
Review: Evelyn went through terrible loss when she was younger, not only losing her best friend, but part of herself too. She fears she may have lost herself. After a nervous breakdown and being institutionalized, after what happened, she's trying hard to come to terms with it, and to adapt to her new life. The personality, angst and fears of the teenagers in this book are spot on, especially Evelyn. The author did an amazing job bringing these characters to live, and making them realistic.