Some non descript being falls from the all knowing stars and ends up tethered to a boy named Breckon, who is still overcome with grief after his younger sister’s untimely passing. This being, who we soon learn is named “Ashlyn,” can’t remember anything about herself. All she knows is she’s stuck to Breckon. She can’t leave any room he inhabits, and is dragged along wherever he goes. Worst of all, she has no way to communicate with him.
Will she ever be able to get to where she’s supposed to go? Skylar is dead and it’s all Breckon’s fault. No one will say it, especially his parents, but Breckon knows that’s what they’re thinking whenever they look at him with their sad eyes. As the grief of loosing Skylar, and the stress of trying to keep everything together become too much Breckon starts hurting himself. And once he starts he just can’t stop. Will he be able to overcome his grief before he goes over the edge?
I’m kind of in the middle as to whether I liked the book or not. It had some qualities I liked but those were too few and far between. Such as, I liked that Ashlyn’s character, who had some more unique qualities to her. And I was also very happy that, even though the book featured both a male and a female protagonist, there wasn’t any kind of romantic interest happening.
However, the setup didn’t leave much room for anything other than listening to both characters thoughts and feelings. That translates into there not being much in the way of action, other than the very short end climax. This made the book move along very slow. I would recommend this book both to readers of contemporary/social situation and paranormal YA fiction, who aren’t looking for much action in their reading.