“You get to want whatever you want. And you know what ? Love is worth wanting. “
There are a few books that you read , in which your mini-me starts shouting in your brain and saying ” I can totally relate to it “. Well that just happened with me while reading it . It talks about weight issues, crush issues and also about issues which are just part of growing up. It took me two days to read it , and I completely loved being in the protagonists head and hearing out her thoughts .
Molly Peskin-Suso is a 17-year old girl , who has a twin , two lesbian moms (one of whom is black ; no offense to anyone just to symbolize the diversity ) , a brother whos a toddler and they are Jewish. The diversity factor is well portrayed in the book. She has till date had 26 crushes , but never a heart break as she never had the guts to go and confess to the one she liked . I really like this point , because as teenagers we have many crushes but we always wonder is it worth going and telling.
So the book starts with Molly’s twin sister getting a girlfriend , and then how slowly her world starts changing , though her sister tries to hook her up with her girlfriends best friend Will , you can just not feel the chemistry . Through the book you will start realising that Molly is on the heavier side but beautiful in her own way ( though there are people around her who keep on pointing this out , especially her grandmother who has her own reasons ) . But the best part is our protagonist is comfortable in her own skin , which is the most important thing for anyone at the end of the day .
“Because when you spend so much time just intensely wanting something and then you actually get that thing ? Its magic ! “
And then there is a guy in the picture , Mr.Reid whos just amazing . Molly meets him during her summer job and they just totally hit-off , just as friends in the beginning and for the something more you should go and read the book. Their relationship feels something which can happen , something which is possible.
The book has dealt with growing up , how we grow apart from our siblings in adulthood , though they were our partner in crimes during our childhood. That wanting a boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t make you less of a person , and its never wrong to want something . And that if you really really like someone just confess , yes it might hurt but its just rejection and you will definitely move on from it . Because life is all about accepting changes !
And I would like to give a special mention to her best friend Abby (who was also her cousin ) , though she is away from her , she’s the one who realise Molly’s dilemma and tells her to take an action and decide what she wants . Though far away she’s there for her when needed.
” I am not trying to overthink things. I am trying to be less careful. But you have to be your own hearts golie “