Author: Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date: January 11th, 2011
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 just came across this book and it looks really good. What an interesting take on the whole teenage romance theme that is forever woven into the novels we read. This book however takes a look at what happens when that love begins to crumble and questions the validity of that love in the first place.