I read this book based on a recommendation from YA author Susane Colasanti on her blog. I am so glad I decided to read it, because it's absolutely amazing. The language Jandy Nelson uses is somewhat poetic, but accessible. It reminds me of North of Beautiful (Justina Chen Headley) in that way. Lennie is a very likable and empathetic character, as are all of the characters presented. The characters almost become like your friends, and Nelson's writing allows readers to truly feel loss, sorrow, and the love that the characters in the book are feeling.
I would highly recommend this read to anyone who knows that life can be messy and complicated but who still believes in true love.
- This review can also be found on this Book Divas member's personal blog here.