It’s relatable and moving and allows the characters to be honest with each other and themselves – and shows readers that they can be who they are and learn to cope with life and everything they deal with day to day.Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse
Aster's Good, Right Things
1 Nov. 2020
I can’t let go of them – the good, right things—because if I do I’ll turn into a cloud and I’ll float away, and a storm will come and blow me to nothing.
Aster attends a school for gifted kids, but she doesn’t think she’s special at all. If she was, her mother wouldn’t have left. Each day Aster must do a good, right thing—a challenge she sets herself, to make someone else’s life better. Nobody can know about her ‘things’, because then they won’t count. And if she doesn’t do them, she's sure everything will go wrong. Then she meets Xavier. He has his own kind of special missions to make life better. When they do these missions together, Aster feels free, but if she stops doing her good, right things will everything fall apart?
Author Kate Gordon does an incredible job handling this story about a young protagonist with an anxiety disorder. At times it is so authentic, it's hard not to think she's crawled into your head and is writing down your story.Rebekah Lyell, NZ Booklovers