Author: Jolene Perry
Publication: March 1st 2014 by Albert Whitman Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Provided by the kind publisher...
-- My Rating --
3/5 Oscars: liked it.
-- My Thoughts --
Kate has been through a lot in her life. She has discovered that she has diabetes. And then, her sweet boyfriend dumps her. She's scarred but so is Aidan. Aidan loved his job as a soldier but now he's a retired veteran at such a young age with only one arm. These two people are polar opposites but they just might be each other's safe haven.
I loved the author's writing style. She perfectly voiced both characters, even though they're much too different from each other but she kept two distinct personalities throughout the whole book. That takes talent. And the plot is really just a simple story but she pimped it up, adding tension and back-story.
The characters, the main ones are broken and even if they want to, they can't trust each other easily. I felt both Kate and Aidan's fears and insecurities and I fell for them both. This book had only one flow, and that was its slow-moving plot. It wasn't like that all the time, but sometimes, it really was slow and i found myself just dozing off for a while or leaving it to do something else.
The ending was perfect. That's it. Nothing was left out and no loose ends were seen. It gave a hopeful future without giving too much of the imagination away. I loved that. I wasn't surprised when I saw tears pooling in my eyes after I finished it. It is really an amazing read for all hopeful romantics out there in the world. This is a thought-provoking and sometimes intense read. It proves that our feelings are what truly cripple us not our bodies.