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Set in modern day New York, this is a young adult novel about a young man who is so overwhelmed at the prospect of finishing high school that he wants to bow out completely, move to the country and live the quietest life he can possibly imagine, forsaking the university and city life expected of
The book begins with a vivid description of the sea, a clifftop view and the author, Matt Haig, thinking about whether to die. These are viscerally written, painful scenes and thankfully Haig changes his mind and turns back from the edge.