When her father is diagnosed with Hungtington's disease, eighteen-year-old Vanni abandons her plan to flee her small New Mexico hometown after high school graduation and instead spends the summer keeping herself busy with part-time jobs and boys, but that changes after she meets Leigh, whose friendship dares Vanni to ask herself big questions and make new plans.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Bisexuality; Illness; bisexual teenager; Huntington's disease; father with Huntington's disease
mother and father
Lambda Literary Award, 2018, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
New Mexico; part-time jobs; dating; friendship; anxiety; Spanish; taking care of an ailing father
Podos, Rebecca, "Like Water" (2017). DIVerse Families. 1441.