I've already read this book, but I decided I wanted to listen to it, so I checked out the CDs from the Multnomah County Library. The reading was pretty good, but the reader was not the best I've heard. I was actually glad I'd read it a while ago, because there were enough details that were fuzzy that I still enjoyed it. I wasn't always sure what was coming next.
The book is vintage Sarah Dessen. Girl with a problem. Boy with a problem. The two of them come together and help each other cope. And a lot happens in between. There are also lots of girl relationship pieces that I think are super important in this book, and mother-daughter relationship pieces. Sarah Dessen is really just the complete package!
This story all takes place at the beach, and I'm beach bound this weekend, so I cannot wait. although the NC shore in summer and the Oregon coast in winter are a teensy bit different, that's for sure...
A friend of mine who's a librarian said this is her third favorite YA love story! That's pretty good, because she reads a LOT. Available at the WOMS library.