This is not something I would typically pick up but I won it through the first reads on Goodreads and I am really glad I did. I loved this book. It was very entertaining and insightful. I received the book in the mail wrapped in recycled packaging which was an awesome first impression that actually ties into the story. (Several of the characters are involved in recycling and being "green.")
I really enjoyed the author's writing style. I found it very easy to read. The story was very inspiring and well thought out. It would be exciting to see it turned into a movie at some point!
On the surface this seems to be mostly a romance but it really is a lot more. Much of the story is about life-long friendship not just romance. There is a ton of other stuff tied into the characters as well that really brings the characters to life. I really enjoyed a lot of the facts thrown into conversations throughout and thought this added another dimension to the characters. I especially enjoyed the references to reading/books, astronomy, nature vs nurture, and various medical references.
The first section of the story focuses on the main character, Gina's, younger years. I enjoyed this portion of the story as I am still in the age range I feel I can relate. The author has expressed concern that some may find this section a bit tedious but whatever your age, I would recommend sticking with this portion. It adds depth to the characters and allows you to see them grow.
Overall, I loved the story and would definitely recommend checking it out!
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