I’ve seen movies about racism and discrimination. So it kind of gave me an idea of how this love story will cross the unspoken boundaries through love. The novel is great. I was scared for Brittany, the female protagonist, at some point because I mean wouldn’t she be in so much trouble with a gangbanger? And there goes my stereotype thinking. Who could blame me actually, for all the stuffs I’ve seen on the television, I was scared Alex’s world would actually hurt Brittany. Not that I didn’t care for Alex, I mean come on, I like the guy too.
I actually found myself wanting to finish the whole novel. There are just times when I wouldn’t even get to second thoughts to not finish a certain book but this one made me want to actually finish it. Maybe it actually glued me to it. Wanting to know what would happen next was first thought and the rest would just not matter.
In my reviews, I don’t know why but I always like to point out the so-called cheesy parts. I mean don’t you just love it when two people from different worlds cross paths and fall in love despite the odds? Oh wait, that sounds so familiar. Well anyway, it’s just amazing. It might sound cliché but it would just sound like that. Thinking that it might really happen, it would be really tough for the ones who would actually experience it.
Anyhow, thank Simone Elkeles for ending it in a good way. If you wonder how good the ending was, you just have to read it. And oh, I forgot this novel contains some sexual, course language and violent content recommended for the older teens. I hope I intrigued you, yeah? Ha.