Beyond Vica is a young adult, contemporary short story. It deals with some sensitive issues such as sickness and death. Below you will find my spoiler free review.
Gabby and her two best friends share a constellation in the sky named VICA. The trio named the constellation that tells the tale of their childhood friendship. Now that Gabby is fifteen, this tale written in the stars means more than ever.
Gabby finds herself facing the threat of losing her best friend, Sam to cancer. On top of that, she develops a crush on the other friend, Brody. She fears the friendship will fall apart and feels alone. To complicate matters, Sam’s condition brings back memories that Gabby has not allowed to surface since she was five.
As Gabby’s world crashes down on her, she’s forced to face the realities of life, death, grief, and love. How will she survive without the friendship that’s written in the stars?
What I Thought:
Beyond Vica is a short read (approximately 75 pages). BUT – don’t let the length of this story fool you. It carries a big emotional impact. Within the first few pages, I was hooked. The author grabbed my heartstrings and didn’t let go. I enjoyed the writing style. The characters felt real and the story flowed at a nice pace. TC Booth has rendered a tender story of friendship, love and loss that I highly recommend.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**