For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...
Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
I have to say that I didn’t fully enjoy this book. It was a nice, cute story, but the characters kinda annoyed me in some of the scenes.
I really connected to the main character, Wren, and sympathized with her situation. However, I didn’t like how she reacted with some of the Charlie situations. *Spoiler Alert*For example, in one of the scenes, Charlie leaves Wren (whom he is supposedly in love with) to go see his crazy ex girlfriend who says she’s in trouble and he doesn’t tell Wren until after he gets back (and all the while she’s hating herself because she got mad at him and she thought that he was taking care of his brother, not his skanky ex-girlfriend). Then in another scene, said ex-skank proceeds to crash their small party with friends and call Wren names and ask Charlie to take her back. Then she cuts her neck (for attention) and Charlie again leaves Wren to go with his ex-girlfriend to the hospital. *Spoiler over*It just made me really irritated because Charlie kept choosing his ex-girlfriend over Wren again and again and Wren still stayed with him.
The writing was incredibly good and the author portrayed the emotions of the characters well, bu the story wasn't really for me. I liked how the POVs switched from Wren to Charlie because then we (the readers) got to see into both their lives. Overall, the book kinda irritated me, but the romance was cute(when the ex girlfriend wasn’t involved), however it was a bit insta-lovey.