Maybe in Paris
Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and high hopes. Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward—he’s ready for a dose of the wider world. Unlike their helicopter mom and the doctors who hover over Levi, Keira doesn’t think Levi’s certifiable. He’s just . . . quirky. Always has been.Those quirks quickly begin to spoil the trip. Keira wants to traipse all over Europe; Levi barely wants to leave their grubby hotel room. She wants to dine on the world’s cuisine; he only wants fast food. Levi is one giant temper tantrum, and Keira’s ready to pull out her own hair.She finally finds the adventure she craves in Gable, a hot Scottish bass player, but while Keira flirts in the Paris Catacombs, Levi’s mental health breaks. He disappears from their hotel room and Keira realizes, too late, that her brother is sicker than she was willing to believe. To bring him home safe, Keira must tear down the wall that Levi’s sickness and her own guilt have built between them.

Maybe in Paris Details

TitleMaybe in Paris
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 20th, 2017
PublisherSky Pony Press
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Health, Mental Health, Cultural, France, Romance, Travel, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Mental Illness

Maybe in Paris Review

  • bookspixscoffeefix
    July 19, 2016
    AHH we have a cover!! It's gorgeous!
  • Dafna
    March 17, 2017
    This book sounds awful and gross and I am mad. So mad.
  • Wendy MacKnight
    August 2, 2016
    I loved this story about Keira, whose family life is strained by the mental health needs of her brother Levi. After a particularly harrowing incident, Keira decides to take Levi with her on her dream trip to Paris, both in hopes of repairing their relationship and of giving him an exciting experience. Paris is everything she'd hoped it would be, despite managing Levi's needs. They make local friends, and when she meets Gable, a Scottish musician, things really look up. But despite how things see I loved this story about Keira, whose family life is strained by the mental health needs of her brother Levi. After a particularly harrowing incident, Keira decides to take Levi with her on her dream trip to Paris, both in hopes of repairing their relationship and of giving him an exciting experience. Paris is everything she'd hoped it would be, despite managing Levi's needs. They make local friends, and when she meets Gable, a Scottish musician, things really look up. But despite how things seem, Levi is struggling...This book touchingly captures the difficulty of being a sibling of someone struggling with issues that overwhelm everything and everyone. The juxtaposition of the glory that is Paris against the mess that is Keira's family life Is well done and compelling. I really enjoyed this book; it felt fresh and interesting. The author made me want to keep turning the page!
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  • Jen Malone
    February 16, 2017
    I loved that this book was so very centered on the sibling relationship between Keira and her brother, Levi. Yes, there are swoon-worthy descriptions of Paris landmarks and a hot Scottish bass player (and I'm not complaining one bit about either), but the sibling relationship was the heart of this story and I adored it for that. Keira's growth, as she takes off her rose-colored glasses and learns to appreciate the messy reality for what it is, is beautifully handled. Also, I want that patisserie I loved that this book was so very centered on the sibling relationship between Keira and her brother, Levi. Yes, there are swoon-worthy descriptions of Paris landmarks and a hot Scottish bass player (and I'm not complaining one bit about either), but the sibling relationship was the heart of this story and I adored it for that. Keira's growth, as she takes off her rose-colored glasses and learns to appreciate the messy reality for what it is, is beautifully handled. Also, I want that patisserie to move in across the street from me pronto- I'm craving a flaky croissant in the worst way!
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  • Marci Curtis
    February 13, 2017
    Ooooooh this book, y'all. Happy sigh. I just adored it. Such a well-written, thoughtful, compelling read.Also, can we just talk about Gable for a moment? *Faints, Victorian-style*What a FANTASTIC love interest.
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