Author: Michelle Schlicher
Title: Me & Milo the Great
Genre(s): Coming of age; Teen; Literature and fiction
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Review: In just a few words, this novel is heart wrenching, warm, and magical. It has been a while since I have come across a book that truly makes me feel exactly what the characters are feeling. Schlicher has an incredible gift with words in a way that made Holiday and Milo so real for me. Holiday's story is tragic and defeating and in those moments I felt as if I was her. I could feel her depression radiate off the pages. The way her character went through life is a portrait of what someone with depression goes through on a daily basis. In her anxious moments I would begin to feel my own heart race because Schlicher's descriptions were bold and accurate. Until Holiday met Milo I almost felt worried that I wouldn't want to make it through the rest of the book because I was feeling so much for Holiday. However, when Milo was introduced I began to feel better while I was reading; there was light at the end of the tunnel. Once again, Schlicher created a character that made me feel exactly what the character conveyed. He was a ray of sunshine in Holiday's nightmare. I found myself smiling at the thought that sometimes we really do need someone special to pull us away from our devastation. Overall, I think this book is absolutely incredible and would be a dream for anyone who loves to become entrenched in the stories they read. Be prepared to feel what the characters go through!
Book Description: "My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden. But I'm not the only one. There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I'll finally get past it. Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic."