When you seek to escape
Penelope’s uneventful life takes a heady turn when she meets the charismatic Charlotte and plunges into her eccentric world. The dreamy teenage years. Stumbling your way towards an adulthood imagined in vivid colours. Waiting for real life to begin but being so afraid. When that real-life bursts in, feeling terrified and joyful all at once! New friendships and first loves. A head-reeling, heart-pounding journey into life as it begins. Opening yourself to astounding new experiences, but also to vulnerabilities. Rice evokes an immense nostalgia for what one used to be in one’s uncynical years.