I read this book several years ago, and then I was so completely gripped at the spellbinding story Doherty weaves, I could not put it down. But the fact that I have re-read it countless times since then, and the effect has still remained, is a sure sign that this book is a fantastic work. The story follows two teenage lovers, and the physical and emotional turmoil they undergo when the girl gets pregnant. As they prepare to become parents themselves, focus is also drawn to their own parents, who each have their own set of problems. Chris' mother left the family when he was younger, something his Dad never got over, and Helen's relationship with her mother has always been a little strained, perhaps because of the woman's own relationship with her mother. The story goes much deeper and thicker than you might think, and it is not at all predictable. The story is written from the boy's perspective, but we see the girl's from the letters she writes, like a diary, to her unborn child- always beginning 'Dear Nobody'. Doherty has captured the mind of a teenage girl, and boy (both of course, being very different), very well and portrays everything realistically and evokes much emotion. I challenge anyone to read this and not feel moved.