Ester Solar lives her life in fear. She believes that ever since her Grandfather med Death, her entire family has been cursed to die from their greatest fear. So Ester has written her Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares to list all the things she fears so she can avoid them. If she never has one great fear it can’t kill her. Then she meets Jonah Smallwood, her first crush in primary school, and together Jonah helps Ester face one of her fears every week.
This is a quirky read that explores the themes of mental illness, facing your fears and challenging family dynamics.
Krystal Sutherland’s first novel, Our Chemical Hearts, is also available in the library.