The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: November 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
As I guess you may have realised by now, YA is not usually my thing. UNLESS, of course, it talks about things that are close to my heart – like this one does. I cannot wait for this book to come out – it could be a very interesting look at various mental illnesses, as well as the idea that love can somehow ‘fix’ someone who is mentally ill.
Synopsis: According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.
Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.
But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.
I’m excited! Are you?!