There are three absolute truths in Grayson Lee’s life:
1. His existence was a mistake.
2. No one is good enough for his best friend, Lily Jacobs, especially not him.
3. He loves her anyway
This book was another book that frustrated me because of the characters. Don't get me wrong, I loved them and sympathized with them, but they frustrated me!
Angst! Angst everywhere! I loved that this was from a male's POV because there aren't enough books these days that are like that. Grayson isn't like most male characters I read about. At least at his age. His home life isn't exactly peachy, and he finds himself struggling to keep doing the right thing.
His actions correlate with those of any teenager. He's immature at times, confused, and is constantly trying to do what he thinks is the best thing for others. He is noble to a fault and kind of reminds me of my brother at times because of this trait of his. (So yeah, Grayson isn't my book boyfriend.)
Lily comes off as a weak person to me at times, kind of like she is awkward in her own skin. I don't know if I'm explaining myself. But, anyway, there are other times where her strength shines through. She is also as noble as Grayson, which brings me back to the angst!
I wish these two could have sat down and rationally talked things out. But they're teenagers, and sort of hormonal. The way they argued throughout this book reminded me of my sister and I when we fight. We don't let each other explain, we stop speaking to each other for long periods of time, and it's usually a very emotionally-draining ordeal.
Lily's immaturity (not that Grayson didn't have his moments of it) bothered me. It's the way in which she communicated with Grayson that bothered me. Why not just talk face-to-face? Woman up. She was avoiding confrontations with Grayson via these messages, and while it was cute at first, she continued doing it and it just wore my patience.
If you love drama and angst (I do, I'm masochistic that way) then this book is one I would recommend. Lindy's writing improves with every book she publishes, and this one has you experiencing each of the character's emotions.
I give Incomplete 4 out of 5 Platypires.