17-year-old Nora Lopez’s summer is about to get much hotter, with the serial killer Son of Sam on the loose and her brother’s trouble-making growing more and more worrisome by the day. This exploration of feminism, friendship, and the ways that family can at once be the best thing and the most frustrating thing in one’s life is unforgettable. Medina captures a girl on the brink of adulthood with palpable fear and tension caused both by her internal and external worlds.
As the world falls apart around her, Nora has to look deep insider herself to find the answers she needs. A novel that epitomizes what YA fiction does and does well.