After reading two very complex non-fiction books, I was in need of a break. This book popped up in my “recommended” feed on Hoopla and it was just the break I needed.
This is a fun, modern-day romantic comedy about Daphne Maritch, who inherits from her mother a high school yearbook filled with many annotations within the pages. Her late mother, June, as the teacher and yearbook advisor of the Class of 1968, and she dutifully attended every reunion. When Daphne decides the yearbook does not “spark joy” and she tosses it in her apartment garbage, where it is fished out by a nosy neighbor who claims to be a documentary filmmaker and wants to solve the mysteries contained in the yearbook.
Daphne herself is quite an annoying character, but the plot moves quickly and there is a surprising detail that is revealed when Daphne and the filmmaker attend the next class reunion. A little bit romance, a little bit comedy, this is a quick book that will make a fun summer read.