*****First of all I must admit, had I realised this book was Christian YA I probably wouldn't haven't bought it. That would have been a shame as I really enjoyed this book.
The story is about a young girl who was a survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend and her mother. In it you see her move in with friends of the family and follow her story as she settles into the new household and falls in love.
The story is very very sweet. You can see the Christian influences throughout. I am not religious so I wasn't really into all of the Christian references and often flicked through the parts where Attie was talking to Jesus but that wasn't really a problem, just not really my thing.
I liked the character of Attie she was very lovely despite all what she'd been through and you felt for her a lot as she certainly did go through it a bit. I loved Riley as a character. He is absolutely gorgeous especially in the way he treated Attie.
The book is very Christian which meant there was no swearing, no unmarried sex or drinking or even anyone being very nasty to each other (even the girl who was the 'bitch' of the piece said a few nasty words and ignored Attie). While I think it was quite unrealistic in this day and age it was nice to read something which didn't include those things (unlike a certain Ms Cast who thinks those things are a vital ingredient for any YA novel - even if there is no plot). The author has also made a huge effort to be hip and quoted a variety of pop culture references (including twilight)
So overall - I didn't love all of it as it was a bit too religious for my liking but I did enjoy it quite a lot and it is certainly worth a read.
If you want a signed copy of this book for yourself go to www.stefnemiller.com where the author herself is selling them