I mean. I. Ugly crying here a little, because THAT ENDING.
You think all books like this are the same. You sort of see patterns. Things happen just as you expect them to. Not with this one. Oh man.
There were quite a few instances where I was gasping out loud or putting the book down and walking away because HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN?!
The characters. Oh, the characters. How could you not adore Ruby and her absolute core desire to stay away from people for fear of hurting them? Her determination and her spirit in general were beyond incredible. Her backstory tragic, and I just... gah. Then there's Chubs. So much love for that boy. I'm a sucker for the know-it-all character, and he was one of my favorites. Zu was so cute and you feel like you know so much about her despite, well, everything. And then there's Liam. I LOVE THAT BOY. Sorry, Ash, we're going to have to share.
Honestly, I'm pissed with myself for not reading this sooner. It's been sitting on my shelf STARTING at me for months now. I bought it on my birthday when I, surprising no one, went to a book store. I kept meaning to read it, but of course other books were read first. Now, I need the next book. So upset right now.
Read this book. You won't regret it.