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This book is about a girl named Abbi Hope Goldstein. However, Abbi isn’t a normal girl – to the world, she is known as Baby Hope. All of her popularity is because of a quick snapshot on 9/11 that showed that Abbi was a miracle baby. Sixteen years later, Abbi is trying to hide from the fame, and she faces an issue that makes her enjoy the time she is in, not knowing if she will have a future. Abbi goes to a camp where she meets a boy named Noah, who wants to connect her past and learn more about that famous Baby Hope photo, along with their friend Jack. Noah and Abbi embark on an emotional journey to reconnect the pieces that they lost so long ago. Though, neither of them is ready for what they will need to face.
I enjoyed how the author made me connect to the story, emotionally. The author helped me connect by throwing in instances and situations that are relatable. I like how the author showed Abbi’s true feelings about that photo and even gave a reason for her to feel that way. However, I wish that the author had included more about the story of 9/11 and its connection to Abbi. I would have loved to read the entire story of Abbi and 9/11.
One memorable thing in the book is how Abbi and Noah stuck with each other, no matter how harsh the news was. They stood by each other and supported one another, in a way that their bold friendship continued to grow.
Reviewed by Shraddha, Twin Hickory Area Library
Published by Drew @ Twin Hickory
Hi, my name is Drew, and I am the Teen Librarian at Twin Hickory Area Library. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, worked as the teen contact at Glen Allen Branch Library from December 2012-April 2018, and started at Twin Hickory in April 2018. Before being hired, I was a regular volunteer with the Henrico County Public Library. I was even a TAB member about fifteen years ago!
At Twin Hickory, we have a lot of great materials in our young adult section. We have a wide selection of manga, graphic novels, and audiobooks along with plenty of newly-released books and other favorites.
Things about me:
*Favorite YA Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, Tangerine by Edward Bloor
*Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
*Favorite Classic Movie: The Thin Man
*Favorite American Comic: Bone by Jeff Smith
*Favorite Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
*Favorite Music: I listen to a lot of different stuff, but some favorites are Billy Joel, Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, Anamanaguchi, and an assortment of movie and video game soundtracks.
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