I'm Australian, but even I find this narrator's voice grating. There are also too many quotes from the bible in the book they seem to just come one af..Show More »ter the other. The story is OK, but I wouldn't say it's fantastic. But I'm not the target audience. I found the relationship age difference between two main characters to be disconcerting and condoning of a 17 year old to have a relationship with a 26 year old who also has a mentoring/authority figure role in the female characters life. It seemed a little too much glamorising a student having a relationship with a teacher.
Hummm I have been listening to some young adult books lately and they have been great. This one is a good story, but I think it is not one that cross..Show More »es over to adults as well as some. With that said....the heroine of this story was so freakin annoying! LOL It might be because a lot of teenagers are annoying, and she is an annoying teenager. So even though the narrator is great and the author has created a nice world, I will probably not purchase the 2nd book, mainly because you should probably not want to just shake the *&%@ out of the heroine throughout the book! She had so much impassioned, overwrought, impetuous and dramatic turmoil! :) (can you picture me swooning with my wrist braced against my forehead?) This is a great book for young adults, very young adults.