About the Book
My feelings for this book are hard to put into words. There's so much about it that I enjoyed.
First of all, I am a fan of the star-crossed lover type of romance. I don't even care. It is fabulous.
If you know nothing of the Jewish laws then you'll be in for a shock, because one of the main characters lives in a strict Jewish community. It is because of this that a lot of the issues between the couple arise. They're teenagers, which means hormones are doing stupid things without thinking through the consequences of their actions. It's bad enough that Devorah is dating someone, but the person is not a part of her community - which is a super big no-no.
There's a lot of tension in the book as Devorah struggles with her views of life, religion, and her family. And Jax, being an outsider, does not understand what she's going through.
I think this book helps give a great perspective of what it's like to be in a relationship with someone of a different faith. Although the differing races was a factor in some of the issues, it wasn't nearly the same level as the religious differences. I also found the conflicts that Devorah faced were both all the drama and well done.
The end of this book was perfect. I absolutely loved it and totally applauded. I have no shame.