I had a hard time rating this book because I can’t say I didn’t like it and I can’t say that I loved it either. I can’t even really say that I enjoyed reading it because it’s not really a book with a subject that you should enjoy. It’s deep and dark but the writing is good so I didn’t mind reading it. I felt like I needed to know how their store was going to work out for them, How they were going to make it work, if they were even going to or not. I also kind of expected the ending but was still shocked when it all came time for it.

I like that it is in dual perspective and in first person. Makes it feel like I am reading two peoples diaries and reading their thoughts and feelings unfold. – I don’t think that this is a book for Young Adult, at least not young, young adult. I think the subject matter should be read by someone who is a bit more mature and can handle reading darker material.


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Tabitha Suzuma
Juvenile Fiction
Simon and Schuster
June 1, 2012

Lochan and Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together, they have stepped in for their unreliable alcoholic mother to take care of their three younger siblings. The stress of their lives - and the way they understand each other so completely - has brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be.

So close that they have fallen in love.

Lochan and Maya know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet they are powerless to stop what feels so incredibly right…

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