The Importance of Raincoats (Paperback)
It's Kadie's last year of high school. She should be finding herself, falling in love, and planning for her future. She should be having the time of her life.Not losing her mind.One moment, she's captain of the cheer team. Her future has been perfectly constructed by Coach-a.k.a. her mother-and everything looks good from the outside looking in. Which is the only thing that matters to her parents and to her peers. But the truth is, things are rotten inside. And soon, Kadie can't hide it anymore.The next moment, Kadie can't breathe. After a panic attack leaves her unconscious in the principal's office, she's diagnosed with anxiety and depression. The fa ade of her perfect life begins to crumble, leaving behind a girl who isn't perfect at all.But perfection doesn't exist, and maybe that's exactly what Kadie needs. She finds herself on a journey. One fraught with peril and first love. Finding herself is a must, especially because with each panic attack, she loses herself a little more..."What is the importance of raincoats?""Raincoats are how we survive the storm."Kadie's journey becomes a tender and romantic story about persevering through mental illness, mending a broken family, and falling in love with not only yourself, but for a boy with eyes like raging winter storms... and a heart to match.