- Kari Patrick
In The End of Our Story, by Meg Haston, we meet Wilson and Bridget, a young pair who seem meant to be together.
Bridge and Wil have always been together. First, they grew up together. They became inseparable friends soon after and then, even more so, as a couple. Until Bridge broke Wil’s heart, that is. Then, suddenly, the pair that always was just isn’t anymore.
Through the pain of breaking up, Bridge tries to improve her relationships with her mother and brother. Wil tries to date again but mostly finds himself struggling with a dark family secret.
But when tragedy strikes Wil’s family in the form of the death of their patriarch, Bridge is right back at his side, hoping to support him through it all. Wil’s father, Wilson Sr., was like a father to her, too, after all. But they both have changed and been through so much in the last year. Has too much time passed for them to reconnect? Or, even to reconcile their friendship? With them both graduating soon, what will the future hold?
For more love stories fraught with all the struggles that come with life, check out Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell; The Upside of Unrequited, by Becky Albertalli; and When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon.