Tagged with teen romance
Best place to meet a bae: in a hospital drip room, obviously. Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis, and she's getting an infusion when she meets Sasha, who has Gaucher disease. They hit it off right away, but Ibby doesn't want to risk dating. Her mom left her dad recently, and there are other reasons that she thinks she's not built for love.
Rosa, her mother, and abuela Mimi are doomed to love men who die at sea. Mom and Mimi anyway. We don't know about Rosa yet, but when she meets a boy with a boat, the town is concerned. The book is marketed as a Gilmore Girls-alike, and the small townishness, along with the brainy kid with the kooky mom are similar. The grandma is no Emily Gilmore, though; she's a bruja, and the one with the regular relationship with Rosa.