by Amber L. Johnson
Released: June 29th 2014
“Maybe what I needed was for this to be just a step up in the maturity. Both of the characters and the story, as well as the writing.”
~ Under the Covers
I’ve seen this book highly recommended around for years! I recently stumbled across it again and saw it was on KU so I decided to give it a try. Spur of the moment. I was interested to see a young adult contemporary that talked about a hero with autism.
I think overall there were things about this book that were good, but I don’t think the execution was what I wanted. The writing felt a little immature and that distracted me from the story. And I didn’t really care for our heroine much, which made it harder to connect with this story.
Then there’s Colton. While I liked his character, it was also very difficult to get to know him because there’s nothing from his POV. I think that would’ve added a great layer to this story and made it a deeper connection. I did really enjoy how Lilly had become so important for him basically his whole life, and how much she meant to him. But I wanted more.
Some things about this story, like I said, are interesting and kept me reading. I loved seeing the devotion of both Lilly and Colton’s family to making Colton as acclimated and normal as possible. And to ensure he felt loved. Maybe what I needed was for this to be just a step up in the maturity. Both of the characters and the story, as well as the writing.
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