This book was very nearly a DNF. I think part of the issue was that Miriam seems to be a sleep - never really moving forward; obsessed with the past. It's like girl, wake up. Get over there guy that bike your heart, make new friends, it's college.
This book has restored my love for YA. CJ feels like she's a disappointment to her mom. She's low achieving because she hasn't found her passion. I'm trying to save her family's florist shop, she discovers something about the person her school is named after, and she starts a group to try to change the name. *There is a teen pregnancy and abortion scene (non-graphic)*