This novel is written in an alternative format (as a personal online journal), and it’s risqué for a YA novel (because of all the talk about sex). Surprisingly, the format did not distract me, and the story kept my attention. It became clear to me early on that not only did Novan have an emotional attachment to Jade, but Jade also was whipping herself up into an emotional attachment to Novan, even though they both said there was nothing between them.
Jade clearly has issues, which probably stem from her past, from her relationship with her parents—Where were they, anyhow? Throughout this entire story, they never did anything worthy of being ranted about in her journal?—or her relationships with her peers. While I was satisfied with how the story turned out, these aspects of Jade's psyche were never explored, not even in the epilogue, leaving me wanting.
Even so, this is clearly a decent story, quite readable and worth checking out, especially if you want to read something a little different than the norm. A surprisingly good book, which I fully recommend.