To Hell with Fate
Or, Why the Best Valentine's Gifts Come From Mini-Marts
Kevin J. Cunningham
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Young love is a myth.
It’s something we’re conditioned to expect by movies and stories. It’s something we all wanted but could never find. And even when we get older and know the truth, we still wish, just a little, that we had it.
When two young cousins find themselves bored to tears at a family funeral, they find another cousin willing to tell them a little story about his young love: how a simple Valentine’s Day gift from a mini-mart became one of the best he’d ever given.
It's a fine story on its own, but as the girls dig deeper, they find themselves enveloped in a longer saga, told one story at a time. One about the difference between a crush and love. One that challenges their notions of fate and perfection. One about how our own worst enemies can be ourselves, and how in the end, we’re all just a little messed up.
Fun book, with just the right amount of cynicism about young romance to be nostalgic without being saccharine. Warning though: there's a couple of disturbing moments that come out of nowhere, but they work!