Counting down with you is about a girl named Karina, who loves English, wants to major in it and become an English teacher. But her parents want her to take a science major because they think that it is the only subject that will get her a job. In addition to all these things her parents decide to go to their hometown for one month leaving Karina, her brother and her grandmother alone. So, Karina and her friends decide to do everything she couldn’t do when her parents were here. Ace is the other main character of the book. Ace is introduced as a kid Karina needs to tutor. Karina’s English teacher asks her if she can tutor Ace. Even though Karina hates to do this she still agrees because she doesn’t want to disappoint her teacher. She starts to tutor him and as many chapters pass, we get to see Ace’s family problems and more about him.
This book is very valuable and should be read by every high schooler because it shows how a high schooler survives with anxiety and tension and also how people support each other and how love and friendship can help a person grow. I would not give this book a 5/5 because it is not very unique or over the top but it is a really good book. It also gives you smiles in between.
Reviewed by: Irine T. Biju