The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
“I didn’t realize grief was an active emotion.” -From The chaos of standing still
You know those books you read more than once because they’re that good? This is one of them. For 16 year old Ryn who is learning to live without her best friend Lottie, life couldn’t be any harder. Right before her unexpected death, Lottie sent Ryn a text message which she hasn’t opened. She doesn’t intend to anytime soon either. The book starts off with a snowstorm and Ryn ending up in an airport on new years eve due to a delayed flight. There she meets Xander, whom with she forgets her worries and actually tries to move on. I really love this book because it deals with a real life issue (survivors guilt and other metal health issues) and has a great sense of humour at the same time. I definitely recommend this book because it will make you laugh and feel fuzzy inside. There is no fiction or mystery in this book, but if you like those genres I would still give this book a try. I would rate this book 4/5 because I felt like there were some important unanswered questions at the end of this book, but I still enjoy re-reading it and making up my own possibilities. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did if you read it!