When an unexpected inheritance enables Ari to transfer to an elite Manhattan prep school, she makes a wealthy new friend, Leigh. Leigh introduces Ari to the glamorous side of New York–and to her gorgeous cousin, Blake. Ari doesn’t think she stands a chance, but amazingly, Blake asks her out. As their romance heats up, they find themselves involved in an intense, consuming relationship. Ari’s family worries that she is losing touch with the important things in life, like family, hard work, and planning for the future.
When misfortune befalls Blake’s family, he pulls away, and Ari’s world drains of color. As she struggles to get over the breakup, Ari must finally ask herself: were their feelings true love . . . or something else?
I will certainly be watching for more from Lorraine Zago Rosenthal. This book held my rapt attention and felt much more realistic then so many other young adult books out there. It left me with that urge to call someone and talk about it, or to reminisce about our messed up teenage years. I wanted to shout to the skies, to read this book people! So, you see? It is good, very good!