Cover Art – 4/5
This cover really conveys a lot of the emotions felt by Jessica during the story. Nothing that happens in her life seems very clear. It is all mildly obscured, and always revolves around Aubrey. This cover is just perfect. I didn’t give it full points because I don’t feel like Aubrey has tattoos, and because they recently changed the cover art. If you see something different when you look it up, that would be why.
Book – 4/5
I have a really hard time giving any book full points but if I were to go crazy and do that, it would probably be with this book.
Like I said, it has stood the test of time and grown with me from my preteen-teen-young adult years.
I think what really speaks to me is that Jessica is very confident in herself, even while being aware that there are so many aspects of herself that are a mystery. I’m pretty sure the message speaks to everyone; it is possible to be so self-confident even when you’re not completely sure who you are. You can like who you are through the process of growth and change.
The story itself has some surprises and tension that make the read thoroughly enjoyable. You would never believe that this came from a 16 year old’s head, which as I get older is part of the fun in reading this book.
Really I could ramble on forever with all the little reasons why I like this book, but instead I’ll just suggest you go and check it out for yourself! It’s well worth the read (plus it’s pretty short so it won’t take too long, treat yourself!).
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