Suri and Lacey have been best friends for most of their lives. Now in High School, the girls are being led into separate directions by their differing personalities. Kadarusman writes two well-rounded characters in this short novel. Suri is shy, guarded, and inexperienced while Lacey is outgoing, experimental, and strong.
Out of It is an easy read and moves along at a satisfying pace as it covers relevant issues such as drugs, sexuality, assault, and peer pressure. Kadarusman illustrates the importance of looking beyond a person’s actions and asks readers to evaluate the meaning of true friendship.
I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.