I am not usually a fan of YA contemporary, but I am so happy that Penguin Teen sent this book my way because this was one of the more addicting books I have thrown myself into this year. The tag line had me hooked: As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. The world of wedding planning?! Sign me up, I’m sold.
The main character and narrator of Once and for All, Louana, is graduating high school. Usually I steer clear of high school contemporary reads, but in this book, her age wasn’t as much of a turn off as usual YA contemporary leads tend to be for me. Louana was extremely grounded, wise beyond her years, and has some serious personal growth throughout the story that really drew me to her.