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Young adult, coming of age, romance, and a bit of mystery all rolled into a beautifully written story that is absolutely impossible to put down. I don't read a lot of young adult, but the premise for this one intrigued me and once I started reading, the story was so compelling that I couldn't stop. There are parts of this one that are quite heartbreaking and even infuriating as Renzy's story unfolds. Then we have Morning, who is dealing with her own trauma, and her brother, Seven, who hides his problems behind a fixer attitude. The story is not just a search for answers about Renzy's selective mutism. It's an intense and emotional tale of friendship, love, healing, a bit of justice, and finally, hope. This is my first read from these authors, but it certainly won't be my last.