Dating book review
When his book was published in 2005, it proved equally successful.
The novel begins with Samantha’s first encounters with “X” at a local coffee shop where he works.
Samantha begins to believe that she can be “X’s” reason to become a more grounded person, and that pulls her good friends and family further away from her.
Samantha struggles with her longing for being noticed by “X” and keeping her friends and family while realizing the perfect life that she has always had. I’ve found that the prose writing style keeps young readers engaged, and that is exactly what this novel did for me.
I was able to keep engaged in Samantha’s story with the lyrical prose style of writing. It was easy for me to imagine the setting when Lyons described the Chicago area.
Samantha’s relatable teenage life was also a strong point.