many of our top 5's but now Nico gets the chance to rave a little more about the newest book from Nina LaCour
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
The world of movie making is the world where Emi feels most at home. She's spent her high school years working as an unpaid intern to her brother on various movie sets. He's a production designer and she's inherited his passion for creating the perfect spaces for movie characters to inhabit. Now with her brother off on location for the summer, Emi is spending the summer after her senior year in his apartment proving that she's good enough at what she does to stand on her own.
Emi's job takes her all over Los Angeles, scouting the perfect items for sets. One particular trip lands her with a mystery surrounding one of Hollywood's most famous cowboy actors and leads her to find his granddaughter. Emi and her best friend are caught up in the romance of the tragic mystery, but when they meet the girl in question, Ava, they quickly realize that this is a real person who's life they are seriously changing.
We are big fans of Nina LaCour over here at TATAL (she even did an interview with us) and if you haven't tried one of her books before, this is a great one to start with. She has such a talent for getting inside the mind of her main characters and capturing all the small details and thoughts they might have. Her books are often quiet, but they stay with you. Her books also have this breezy West Coast sensibility that make them stand-outs. This one seems colored with a gauzy Hollywood filter that definitely will leave you yearning for a vacation among the LA palms.
Emi spends her summer falling for the idea of Ava and then the person that Ava really is. LaCour's writing will sneak up on you and leave you feeling sun-warmed for the rest of the day.