My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I thought this was a really beautiful story. The two main characters, both responsible for narrating their own points of view, are drawn incredibly well. Sometimes in stories of this nature I find the obstacles in the young lover’s path either contrived or forced – not the case here. I totally related with both of these teenagers’ struggles, inner conflicts, and desires to find their place. The story is authentic and grounded – but also brave.
The prose was spare, precise, and moving. I really felt the pull between these two characters and rooted for them throughout the story. Excellent work from both authors, and while this may be their first novel, they are clearly expert story tellers. I cannot wait to read the next story they bring to life.