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A story which will stay with you,
This review is from: Lucas (Paperback)
I first read this book when i was about year 8... Im now in uni and wish i had the time to re-read it (not that i haven't many times)! You can read it from young teenage to older teenage (afraid i can't say for older, but imagine so!) and still be totally sucked into it!
Its a totally addictive read. The writer has the amazing ability to make you feel so strongly about his characters; in the best stories you truely care about what happens to the characters no matter how the story goes.
Its a beautiful, gritty, frustrating, emotional story; exploring first loves, fights, confusion, jealousy, obsession, secrets and regrets and greif. Told by a girls point of view, who is supported the advice of her father, its about a mysterious boy who appears on the island she lives on. Throughout her growing obsession with him, the others on the island grow to dislike him and fight against his being there, a fact which she struggles to understand. I could say so much more, but it's my opionion that you need to read it yourself. You could never put this book down as a wasted read.
Simply put, it's about love, hate and everything in between. And i love it.