Read June 2012
This book has all the typical flirty fun of newly discovered romance. I enjoy reading that. What I was not expecting was the depth of exploration of the main character's feelings regarding her father's illness. Not only did the author deal with the main characters fears (and avoidance of them), but also how that affected her relationships with other family members and her best friend. I can relate to the main character's fears of the unknown. I also appreciate that the author finds ways for the main character to work through her feelings, sometimes not as successfully as others. I also like that she found a physical outlet for her anxiety through exercise. That is something that I know realistically, but I always need reminding. I truly enjoyed this book.
I would let my 14 year old read this book.