Will is smart, good-looking, and a lout. He finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen, where he has come to trace his Danish family roots. He has an old letter his father wrote his father after leaving Europe as a small child, and Will is determined to deliver it in person. He enlists Effy to help him. She is charming, adventurous, and his perfect foil. She’s also 14!
Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and mature-beyond-her-years wisdom challenges Will in a way no one else ever has. As he truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must accept his dysfunctional past, and help Effy to be a kid again. When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it’s time to grow up. [mature]