Ugh. What a let down. This is going to be a short review because this book was pretty unremarkable. I’m just going to tell you the two main reasons why I think you should pass this one by and you can make your own call.
This book suffers from Jamie McGuire syndrome. It’s essentially This is Falling written over again from 2 different perspectives. I didn’t want to read about the prank war or meeting the parents or going to a baseball game BECAUSE I ALREADY READ THAT BOOK. I wanted to read about Cass and Ty having NEW experiences. Instead I got the Cass and Ty version of Nate and Rowe’s story. Pass.
Ty. Ty was not the hilarious, great character that he was in This is Falling. He was boring and sappy and obsessed with Cass. Cass wasn’t a crappy character or anything I just got really sick of Ty gushing over how she “owns” him instead of saying funny things and being a badass. His characterization in You and Everything After was super inconsistent with his characterization in This is Falling.
And on the subject of Ty- Ginger Scott made it seem super easy to be in a wheelchair most of the time. A lot of the time there’s way more to being a quadriplegic than just sitting in a wheelchair (risk of bladder infections, need for daily caths, etc.) and I feel like Scott could have done a little more research and elaborated on Ty’s condition. Obviously all of that is pretty heavy stuff and it’s possible Scott purposely avoided it because that wasn’t the kind of book she wanted to write (fair enough), but I’m a fan of the real. If you’re interested in reading a book about a girl in a wheelchair that doesn’t gloss over all the gritty I highly recommend The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen. It is excellent.