Thanks a lot to Zondervan publishers and Netgalley for givin me the oppotunity to read this book. I had heard great things about it, and it lived up to my expectations :) And the cover is great, right?
Allie is just the average teen girl, or at least she is from the outside. When I got to know more about her complicated family situation, I immediately got a lot of respect for her. I would never be able to take care of my mother, live my own life, and all of that while I have my own portion of drama and problems.
Then there is the other important character, Sam. He is that boy next door that is also your friend. And even though you might hate him sometimes, he is the one that you love unconditionally.
I found the plot of this book rather interesting. It was set during the second world war, and that is something that I always find pretty depressing, but actually it wasn't. I haven't read a lot of books that were set during the second world war ánd were set in America. Most of the WW2 books I have read were about the war in Europe. The war didn't sound that bad in America in this book, which of course was mainly because the book wasn't about the war at all...
The story in this book was written great, and it was all very easy and enjoyable to read, so that's a great thing! The characters weren't annoying. Only the stubbornness of Allie was irritating in some parts of the book, but it was her main charactersistic, so I completely understood it :)
The pace of the book was great, and easy to keep up with. Also it was great that every chapter began with a Emily Dickinson quote. I like poetry, even though I don't understand it most of the times *sigh*
a lovely romantic story with amazing characters that most teenage girls will find themselves in.