I just received Midnight Sun by Trish Cook I opened the book just after dinner and finished it before I went to bed.
The book is a YA novel following Katie's story. The story is told in first person. She has XP - xeroderma pigmentosum - a rare genetic condition that means she cannot go out into the sun or have UV light on her at all or she will die. Katie is 18 and everyone else her age is out graduating while she is living an upside down nighttime-for-daytime life with her dad.
Katie has spent her life watching the world go by and especially watching Charlie Reed who has walked past her bedroom window every day for the last ten years.
One evening Katie heads down to the train station to busk and she meets Charlie - in real life, and makes a terrible impression... so begins Katie's pursuit for normalcy. What is it to live a normal life when you cannot live a normal life?
The book is a typical YA romance in its style. It is really readable and the chapters are short. Initially I thought I'd read it fast and find it enjoyable but not too engaging. I must confess by the end of the novel I felt very invested in the characters and got quite emotional.
A great read for any young person who has felt on the fringes and misunderstood or thought that no one has it as tough as them. A book about taking chances and living as full a life as possible.
Details - Hachette NZ, September 2017 RRP $19.99
love you more than a love story xxx