Whatever Happens by Micalea Smeltzer
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon
Violet Page is having a rough time. This former popular girl is lost. Her parents uproot everything after her younger sister’s suicide, moving states away to escape the lingering pain of loss. She doesn’t fit in anywhere, but finds herself strangely drawn to the boy she watches view the world through a telescope.
Finnley Crawford isn’t your typical boy next door. Being autistic has always set him apart from kids his age. None of them quite knows how to approach him or interact, leaving him only one friend in the form of his support dog. His lack of friendships lead him to a unique love of space and aspirations of one day reaching the stars. For in the stars, he sees peace and beauty he can’t find on Earth.
The more time these two seemingly opposite teenagers spend together, the more they learn it isn’t what’s on the outside that counts. So much can be found on the inside if you only care to look.
Whatever Happens is a beautifully captivating and an emotionally heartbreaking journey that wholeheartedly captivated my heart and soul. Micaela Smeltzer’s powerful storytelling ability ALWAYS has me hook, line, and sinker right from the first few words on the page and this story was no exception. This phenomenally talented author never ceases to amaze me with the stories she writes and this is hands down one of my favorites from her. I COULD NOT put this story down and the characters have secured a special place in my heart forever and always!
Violet Page and Finnley Crawford were an interesting pair of characters and their love story was absolutely epic. It gave me all the warm and fuzzies deep inside my chest and was unlike ANYTHING I have ever read before. These two unique souls perfectly complimented one another and proves that love can find you at the most unexpected times. Finn definitely reminds me a lot of some of the autistic students I have worked with in the past. Micaela Smeltzer did an extraordinary job showing the truth behind people with autism and my future special education teacher heart completely fell in love!
This story was EVERYTHING and so much more. Hands down one of my all-time young adult reads and my only complaint was that I wanted more because I never wanted to finish this story!
About Micalea Smeltzer
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.