A powerful story of self-discovery and empowerment
Tretch is in love with his best friend, and he doesn't know what to do about it. Not only that, the bookstore girl crushing on him becomes his date to the New Year's dance, and his best friend gets a girlfriend. How does Tretch deal? With Ellie Goulding's Halcyon on repeat, Tretch dances his way through lies, bullying, and awkward situations, and I loved every minute of it. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN is a powerful debut novel about being true to who you are.
I loved that Tretch's family is very important to him, and so they're important to the story. During the holiday season Tretch spends a lot of time with his close and extended family, and I loved that. Growing up my huge extended family played a big part in my life throughout November and December, and it was refreshingly hoenst to see that reflected in a YA book. Tretch's parents and brother are also very supportive of him, in just about every way possible, and that was delightful to read.
There is so much hope in Tretch's world. He never gives up, and that combined with the support he gets from friends and family is simply unbelievable. I wish I had this book as a teenager, and I want to share it with every teenager I know.
A powerful story of self-discovery and empowerment. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN will warm the hearts of readers.