Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been best friends for seven years, and one of them is the future president, but who is it? As senior year unfolds, a park that is near and dear to their hearts is about it close, and they are the only ones willing to do something to keep it open. As they work through their own individual problems and issues with park, they also help and support each other through tragedy and triumph. They’re different as can be, but their friendship is one thing that will stay constant as they figure out who they are and who they want to be.
I really enjoyed reading this book because it showed how strong friendship can really be. The author was very good about making the friendship and the problems they faced seem realistic and it made the book more relatable. All of the characters had their own story line, but I loved how it all came together in the end. It was fast-paced, and I could not put the book down. The plot twist about who is president is also amazing and is very unexpected. It has a powerful message that grades and SAT scores aren’t everything, and that ambition and perseverance can go a long way too. The characters all had significant development by the end of the book, and it was really cool to see where they started compared to where they ended up.
Something I found memorable about this book is how different all the characters are. They have completely different backgrounds and personalities, but it only makes their friendship that much stronger. They support each other through thick and thin to form a beautiful friendship.
Reviewed by Nainika, Twin Hickory Library