The premise: Blue's twin sister died three years ago and now her parents spend most of their time away from home, working -- sometimes all over the globe. Blue's older sister is trying to find herself. Younger siblings Jasmine and Twig obsess over pet rats. And Blue just blends in. When an au pair named Zoran enters the picture, as well as a trouble-maker neighbor named Joss, things grow even more chaotic for Blue's family.
What I loved: This is a story of grief woven into a story of growing up. It's both humorous and serious, light-hearted and heavy, full of sadness and full of joy. And all of this together is life -- a blend of beautiful times and heart-wrenching ones.
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