I was familiar with A.L. Jackson because many bloggers I know read her books and always seem to have quite the best of times with them, but never actually tried one myself. And I have to tell you, I didn't know exactly what I was going into when I initially picked this title, but boy if I was all in once I started reading it!
Told from both point of views—which I personally love—Christopher and Samantha's story proves to be quite the journey. Life events that drastically have an impact on people living under certain rules they don't understand or simply disagree with, already make it quite challenging for a couple of sixteen-year-old trying to live their relationship. Then, if something else happens, it all falls apart because, let's face it, fate really has some very bad sense of humour at times. And it doesn't seem like that has improved seven years later. Both Christoper and Samantha aren't fine as they say, and they most certainly have lots to talk about. If they can have a conversation, that is. Misunderstandings and two broken-harts make that almost impossible, and the reader goes through upsetting and emotional moments just like this intense couple.
A.L. Jackson's beautiful writing dragged me in from beginning to end. Although I know how things end for the previous couple, I would still read the first two instalments because I can't help but being completely fascinated by her characters. Fist book I read by this author, not my last one!