There's more, which you can read in the book's blurb, if you like spoilers, but otherwise simply know that this is more than some sweet story of teen-aged, star-crossed love. What it is remains a mystery to me. It's not a love story as Anna and Weston never really develop much beyond adolescent obsession for each other. It's not about two misfits finding each other in a insular small town as that idea is barely explored. And it's certainly not about the shocking ending that comes out of nowhere on page 257 of a 309-page story.
There's lovely writing here and two great characters who are sweet in a painfully naïve way. Lots of detail and a panache for capturing the marching band subculture. Sidekicks who are fleshed out and actually get to play roles in the story are a major plus. The parents don't completely suck. However, there really isn't much of a story and there definitely isn't a point to it. And I'd just skip those final fifty pages as they add nothing of interest to the story.
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