Culbertson, Kim The Possibility of Now, 299 pgs. Point, 2016 (Scholastic). $17.99 Content: Language: G; Mature Content: PG; Violence: G.
Mara has a panic attack in her calculus class that is recorded and goes viral. Mara decides that she needs to go and visit her biological father to get a break from all of the expectations put on her at school and a break from all of the negative social media responses. While Mara is in Tahoe with her dad, she starts to realize that it’s okay to have a plan B in life.
I really enjoyed this book because I think it explored an interesting issue that some teens have to be perfect, so they can get in the best school and then they forget to live in the moment or enjoy the journey. Mara is a great character who tries to do the right thing, but finds that just because you are trying to do the right thing, doesn’t mean everything will work out. Good clean read with a good message and fun characters.
MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.