Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.
Vivi and Jonah couldn't be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi's zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there's something important Vivi hasn't told him.
I adore this book.
I loved Emery's previous novels and have been dying to get my hands on this. I am so glad I did.
Firstly I adore Jonah. Jonah is the perfect teenage boy. He's hot, he's caring, he cooks. Had 16 year old me met him in real life there is no way she would have been able to keep it cool around it. I loved every scene it was in and could have happily read just more and more about him.
Viv is an interesting character. To start with I was torn about whether I loved or hated her. She appears to be confident and a girl who knows exactly what she wants but there were things about her and they way she did things that definitely wasn't cool like acting jealous over Jonah talking to a female family friend. That said once I realised the reason why she was doing those things it actually made everything click into place and made me bow down to the brilliance that is Emery's writing of this character. I won't go into the whys as it'll spoil the book but once you get to it you'll know.
In short I loved it. Jonah is mine. You can't share.