In the Hope of Memories, Olivia Rivers

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Blurb 

Hope is dying.

Hope Jackson has lived her short life to the fullest, but her four closest friends are dangling on the brink of disaster. Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they’ll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Hope is dead.

Two days after her heart fails, Hope’s friends are thrown together:

Aiden, her best friend, whose plans to attend college have been scattered by his OCD.
Kali, her foster sister, whose last ties to sanity are as razor-thin as her anorexic waistline.
Erik, her high school crush, whose success as an athlete is based on a lie with no end in sight.
And Sam, her online pen-pal, whose perfect life exploded into chaos in the aftermath of a school bombing.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope’s scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope’s graffiti, her friends will need to confront their personal demons head on.

Hope is within reach. 

My Thoughts

If you’re reading this, stop what you’re doing and go get this book.
It’s about gay, straight, bi, non-binary people, people with mental health issues, people with health issues, people with heartbreak and grief, who have suffered losses and traumas.
It’s about human beings.
Everyone in the world is different, and clealy none of us is normal. And this story has the widest, most diverse cast of characters I have ever read about. And they feel extremely real and I love them all.
The reader gets one pov per chapter, and I loved that fact in itself, but even more as the writing style itself changes according to the character’s personality. Which rocks. Like, really.
This story is very raw, strong, straightforward and I really, really hope you love it because I found it beautiful, heartwarming (and heartbreaking) and very, very, oh so very important. 



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