how it feels to floatI do not like the cover for How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox even a little bit. But that, I suppose, is neither here nor there. The book itself is somewhat interesting and I feel rather torn on whether or not I want to read it. On the one hand, I know that I probably wouldn’t be incredibly invested in this story. But, on the other, I’m very curious to know what the heck is going on with Biz.

I think, for now, I’m going to play it safe and hold off. But maybe at some point in the future I might add it to my TBR.

Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was six. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface—normal okay regular fine.
But after what happens on the beach—first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears, and with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe—maybe maybe maybe—there’s a third way Biz just can’t see yet.

How do you feel about How it Feels to Float? Does this book capture your attention at all? What are your thoughts regarding how she has been seeing her father’s ghost? Do you think this is a book worth putting on your TBR? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “How it Feels to Float [Helena Fox]; 2019 YA Releases

  1. Ahh, I’m the opposite – I love the cover.
    I really loved the story, too. I felt it really packed a punch, and it’s one of my all time favourites of the year. =)

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