Tiffany Sly has a lot going on. She just lost her mother, has alopecia from stress and she was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. As the story begins, she is moving to California to live with her birth father, whom she has never met before. As if that was not enough to deal with, she learns that another man might possibly be her father. She has seven days to take the paternity test.
For a story that takes place over the course of a week, you really get to know the characters, especially Tiffany. She bravely handles every situation she experiences and she deals with so much that you wonder how she can stand it. I love that the boy in the story is not some typical heartthrob and he is a character with depth who can help Tiffany understand and cope with her situation. Her family is also not typical. Both the reader and Tiffany have to suspend judgement a little and take the time to get to know them.
I related to Tiffany. I moved from the Midwest to the East Coast when I was a seventeen and I know how it feels to be in a brand new environment that feels almost alien.
I would completely recommend this book, giving it 5 out of 5 stars. It was a quick read and I found myself really wanting a sequel. This book could be both funny and sad, but it was enjoyable all the way.