It fit in the category:
A Book By a Female Author
This is a story of two young teenagers in love. It takes place in the 1980s. One is a chubby red head from a very (very) poor family with a rotten stepdad and 4 siblings. And the other is a Korean boy with a fantastic family but he is having a hard time figuring out how he fits. They meet on the school bus and over time fall in love.
I read this book in about a day and a half. It was hard to put it down, plus it was an easy read. The story was sweet and I love how their relationship evolved. It is hard to remember what that is like at 16 - to find your first love.
What I didn't like about the book was the ending. It isn't that the ending was written badly, It was that it didn't end the way I was hoping it would. I wanted more. I wanted the happy ending (spoiler!). But it didn't happen.
But it was a good book. If you need a summer read, put this one on your list.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars