You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down. In her current life as a parking warden, she has left her eccentric father and unconventional childhood behind for a bold new life in the city.
But a single encounter leads her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future? Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.
Told in Allegra’s vivid, original voice, moving from Dublin to the fierce Atlantic coast, this is an unforgettable story of human connection, of friendship, and growing into your own skin.
Five people. Five stars. Freckle to freckle. Star to star.
This is the story of Allegra Bird, having the nickname Freckles you can see why as you get to know Allegra, she likes to join the freckles on her arms up like they are constellations in the sky. She is a parking warden and there are some very funny encounters that she has with a certain person that did make me chuckle. When someone tells her You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with she decides to leave her life and go and live in the city. As she is moving from Dublin to London, when she is speaking you can imagine her with her Irish accent, I love the way she has followed her dream and branches out on her own to give herself the best life she can. This is such a hopeful and life affirming story that will touch many a heart.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for sending me a copy.
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