This books was so beautiful. I don't think I have ever cried and laughed together so much at a book before. The characters were perfect, very very touching. The only thing that's ensuring I'm not upset about the book ending is that I have number 2 to read :)
In actual fact, I don't think I can really put into words how much this book moved me! Lake was such a strong character, I could relate to things that were going on in her life (don't worry, not the part your thinking!) and she handled events with such courage, it rubbed off on me. I loved the slam poetry - I've never been keen on poetry but this was totally different. I loved the snippets of songs from The Avett Brothers, I think one of the most perfect lines I have ever read has to be "Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name" - lovely!
I think you can only really understand how good this book is until you read it - I feel quite overwhelmed by it!