I thoroughly enjoyed this deeply felt and sensitively explored story of first love. It's incredible that this was written by such a young person- the insightful wisdom she reveals in the inner life of the characters is impressive. She writes with a simple yet poetic flair. The story follows the on-off love affair of two young people, first at school and then later at university. I really cared about the charactersI, which for me is the most important thing in keeping me engaged in the story. My only negative is that I didn't feel satisfied by the ending. it wasn't really an ending... I thought, is there a sequel?