Title: Our Year Of Maybe
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Pages: 384 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Diverse Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush.
When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.
But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie, too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.
Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.
This book was truly beautiful in its portrayal of characters, relationships and also in its writing. Truly, utterly beautiful. The relationships, their course and the feelings that emerged were incredibly real.
It was also truly heart breaking. Change is a thing I detest and never want to acknowledge. And thus the story messed up with my anxiety and even the climax couldn’t make up for it. I felt like someone took my heart out and squeezed it with all their might! Oh MY poor fragile heart! It was smashed by all the FEELS, Our Year Of Maybe made it feel.
It’s an intense coming-of-age diverse novel that will require you to have a box of tissue handy!
My Rating: 5/5
‘Our Year Of Maybe’ is available as Hardcover and E-book.