❝As I stare up at the creaky old Ferris wheel cycling around and around, I think about how everything that spins does so on an axis. And really, I guess that's the best way to describe what Jasper is for me: he's the axis that keeps me from spiraling out of control.
But what'll happen when August runs out of days and I lose the only person who keeps me rotating in this life that I've been given?❞
Lexi Callaghan epitomizes the definition of "shy." There's only one person who she can truly be herself around, and that person is the charming, service dog carrying, diabetic, soccer all-star athlete in her grade, Jasper Reynolds. To Lexi, he's more than enough to keep by her side. The problem? He's moving to Australia at the end of the summer, leaving her alone to fend for herself senior year at their school when she can barely utter two words to her peers. She doesn't think she'll be able to handle being on her own, which is exactly why Jasper makes it his last mission to prove to her otherwise.
What Jasper doesn't realize, however, is that he is spending his last days in town fighting to rescue Lexi from something that runs much deeper than mere shyness, something that the only person who can truly make right is Lexi herself.
This story deals with some pretty heavy stuff, including self-esteem issues and depression. If you find you cannot handle those kinds of things, or you are looking for a light and fun read, this story may not be for you. The whole thing isn't dark and depressing, but I just want you to be aware before reading that those more serious themes are sprinkled in.