Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor


Zoe and Olivia have been friends since they can remember. They’ve done everything together, especially dance for an elite ballet company in Manhattan. But, one day, the girls are unexpectedly cut from the program and their lives are thrown off-kilter. Suddenly, their plans of adulthood are not as clear as they once were, and they are forced to redefine their life goals. On top of that, Zoe learns that Olivia is sick — leukemia sick — and the girls’ friendship is thrown yet another curve-ball. Somehow, Zoe and Olivia must deal with the fallout of the tragic events of their lives, finding a way to be happy.

So if you’re a fan of sad books about terminal illness (like Fault in Our Stars), this one might be a good pick for you. It features a wonderful, strong female friendship, but that’s about all I can say for it. It’s a sad read, but a shallow one. Great for if you want a mindless “beach read” — no so much if you’re looking for something with depth.

Rating: 2.5/5

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