Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook is a riveting novel that absolutely grabs your attention and makes you hold onto every last word. A truly touching story about a young girl who was once adopted searches for her birth mother in her last year in high school.
Avery was just a typical high school senior who had her friends and fit in perfectly. But when her best friend growing up, Nora, overdoses, Avery's life starts to flip completely around leaving her to ponder on the thought of who she really is and leading her to find a new senior project, the search of her biological mother. With her world crumbling around her, Avery still finds the strength to continue in her search and regain her life back.
Will Avery be able to live up to the expectations of her oh-so-perfect parents? Will she accomplish things that she never thought was possible? Will she actually be able to find her birth mother and impress the acceptance board at Duke like she's always wanted?
Honestly, at first I thought that the novel wouldn't grab my attention and that I would have to force myself to finish it, but I was proven wrong. When I first started to read the novel, I realized I wouldn't be able to put it down. I stayed up late reading and would keep repeating to myself, "Just one more chapter." Personally, I would suggest this book to any high school student.