The perfect trio of friends,
all that she needs in life,
but not all that they need…
Pen seems such a clinging friend, sure that a romance from her favorite classic books will magically appear. But when she finally realizes that life changes, despite all her efforts to make time stand still, she discovers that you usually have to create happy endings yourself.
Mementos of broken relationship – save or toss?
My book talk: As her best friends Audrey and Eph embrace other relationships, Penelope cowers in familiar routines until she ventures to handsome Keats’ party and finds herself heartbroken more than once.
Pen stumbles across their New York City high school’s literary magazine club after Audrey starts hanging out with snobby Cherisse after French Club.
Eph’s dad works with Pen’s at the Museum of Natural History; the dinosaur skulls may wait in that attic, even as dinos hide in all Eph’s amazing cityscape sketches.
Beautiful boy Keats actually talks to Pen! (how can he be bad, Audrey?) Junior year might be okay after all … maybe.
Why do her best friends need other friends?
How do they know Keats isn’t a nice guy?
Why is change so difficult for her?
As Pen reflects on new guy and old friends, she must come to terms with the impermanence of things and the depths of her own feelings.