Happy Friday and welcome to our official stop on the Our Year of Maybe blog tour.
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.
But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.
Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.
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“I gave Peter a piece of me- but maybe I also gave him the freedom to figure out who he was without me. And I should have realized much sooner that I’d given myself the exact same thing.”
When you love and care about someone so much, you would do anything for them. No matter the cost and no matter what kind of toll it takes on your body. Would you put your life on hold for a friend?
Sophie does that exact thing for her best friend, Peter. Peter is on the kidney donor list and his time is running out. His parents aren’t a match and they are all out of options.
His best friend, Sophie gets tested and she’s a perfect match. She would do anything to save her best friends life and she decides to donate her kidney to him.
After the surgery, she believes that this will bring them closer together. As wounds heal and life tries to go back to normal, relationships take a hit. Peter and Sophie spend time with our people and they grow further and further apart. Until something happens that changes their lives. Will it be for the best or will it ruin everything?
Relationships are a complicated mess but will that be their fall?
Sophie and Peter have a bond that we all crave in a friendship. They also make you want to be a better person. Their witty banter and closeness fill you with such joy.
Our Year Of Maybe is fragile but exquisite. This was a tender book that will make your heart shatter and tears stream down your face. This is one book to look forward to in the new year.
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Rachel Lynn Solomon lives, writes, and tap dances in Seattle, Washington. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. She’s the author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone (out now from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse), Our Year of Maybe (1/15/19), and Today Tonight Tomorrow (2020). A short story of hers will appear in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel (Penguin Random House/Knopf, fall 2019).
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