Even though I normally can't stand paranormal or fantasy elements, I loved this book. The focus stays mainly on the relationship between Evie and Jack - who is the most gorgeous hero since ever.
I thought the narrator was excellent, too. She really mastered the French and Cajun accents, and did a good job of differentiating between characters without this intruding on the story.
My only complaint? The sequel isn't out yet!
What a fabulous and well-written story! I have discovered a wonderful new YA author.
Not just for teens, this story is funny, poignant and speaks deeply about the struggle of growing up with a depressed parent. I loved the true-to-life evocation of the teens, and the story-telling voice was spot-on. For anyone 13 and up, I would say.
(Great narrator, too!)
I am so glad I downloaded this book. It is, hands-down, the best book I have read/heard in ages! I found myself wishing it would never end.
It is truly hilarious while still delivering biting satire on our culture and the roles, expectations and double standards assigned to girls in particular.
The author reads the book herself and her delivery is an absolute treat, especially her delivery of the differing US accents.
Do yourself a favour and get this one - you will not be disappointed!