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This review is from: Catching Fox (Paperback)
This is the second book I’ve had the chance of reading by Aimee McNeil and it won’t be my last. She’s quickly becoming a favorite author of mine.
As a sucker for coming of age stories, the moment I started this book I was instantly hooked.
A lovely friendship blossoms when young Adalynne decides to befriend the quiet green eyed boy the moment he wanders into her backyard.
“Adalynne was scared to let him go. There was something different about this boy that drew her to him. “How about…” Adalynne thought about what was befitting of the boy in front of her. She remembered when she was playing in her backyard and saw a fox peeking through the trees. It left as quickly as it came without a sound. She never told her mother for fear she wouldn’t let her play outside anymore. “Fox?” He could be her secret fox. Adalynne grew excited with her suggestion. “You remind me of a fox because you are quick, quiet and…beautiful.” The smile fell from her lips. “You don’t like it?” “No…I do…I like it,” he responded with a small smile, bringing her own back to life. “I like you,” she confessed.”
Soon they spend every free moment with each other, becoming inseparable. With spending quality time in the woods and sneaking into Adalynne’s window late at night, feelings start to develop. She was sure Fox shared the same feeling as her but when Adalynne surprises Fox with attending the same school as him her senior year, her heart gets split in two when he acts like he doesn’t know her.
Who she once thought was her friend for many years was now a complete stranger that passed by her in the halls, but that doesn’t stop Adalynne from always seeking out fox.
The push and pull from these two had my stomach fluttering with butterflies one minute to wanting to pull my hair out the next.
The only thing I wish differently about this book was to have a chapter on Fox’s POV. I so desperately wanted to be inside his head. To know all of his wants, needs, and fears. I wanted to know what he was doing when he wasn’t around Adalynne.
Such a cute story about two beautiful souls that loved each other from the moment they met.