Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.
Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up. (Goodreads)
*I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
5/5 stars, stunning debut
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall was an emotional, beautiful, and insightful look at mental health and the limitations that stem from it. The characters were complex, the writing was descriptive, relatable, and gorgeous, and the story was unlike anything I've read before. The main character, Norah, was completely endearing and everything she went through was felt 100x over, each emotion and thought spelled out clearly and distinctly. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to more from Gornall.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall will be published January 3, 2017.