Full disclosure: I.W. Gregorio is one of my long-time critique partners. But I picked this book because of its emotional, engaging, and well-researched treatment of living with physical difference, and how that can impact a teen’s sense of personal identity.
Morgan has witnessed terrible violence, which has led to crushing anxiety. Reichardt does an amazing job bringing us into Morgan’s experience, letting us feel both the weight of that anxiety and the lightness of who she used to be, and who she could be again.
A love story in which the main character is a bright, quirky girl with cerebral palsy that significantly impacts her physical abilities; the boy who charms her is struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder; and their relationship transforms them both.
Where can you find Sonya Mukherjee?