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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2021
I read this book in one four-hour sitting that ended with me crying in my living room at 1:00am. I thought it was a bittersweet love story at first, but I was so wrong. This book is split between the past and the present, which makes discovering what really happened all the more exciting. In the "then," Jessi only wants to spend time with her best friend Rowan Cohen and his older brother Luke, who Jessi's liked since she was a kid. But when their mom gets diagnosed with cancer, and Rowan starts acting differently towards Jessi, things start to spiral. In the "now," Jessi deals with crushing grief and guilt, but over what? As readers progress, they'll discover that Some Other Now evolves into a very deep story about grief, acceptance, and forgiveness as it answers the question "What really happened with the Cohens?"
Young Reviewer Jamie