Simply one of the worst books I have ever read -- didn't evenbother to finish it! The writing was sophomoric and simplistic, and the story line was just too pat for me to deal with. I was far from being transported back to Florida or North Carolina (and I'm quite familiar with both those places). On the contrary, I felt this story could have taken place anywhere -- which was a let-down for me. Thank goodness I got this one out of the library and didn't waste my money!!