Lexi Callaghan has some serious demons lurking beneath the surface, the worst of which being her mental health. There's only one person who she feels 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 motivation to keep going and living her life as unapologetically as she can manage. 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 anxiety, something that the only person who can truly make right is Lexi herself.
❝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?❞