With a span of twenty-four hours, I think that the author did a unique take that isn't really common nowadays. I have to admit that it was refreshing to find something new, but the whole concept was too fast for me. There were certain scenes where I thought the author should have slowed things down a bit like for instance with Allie forgiving her father. Forgiveness burst out of nowhere. I mean, it was a joyful moment that she did, but it seemed unrealistic for her to do so since what her father did was quite awful. On goodreads, I rated this four stars, but after a few months of letting this book sink in, I realized what Allie's father did was inexcusable. His excuse for cheating and leaving his family was that he fell in love with someone else. I can't tolerate this at all. As I'm writing this, I could feel my dislike for Allie's father rise up. Sorry, but I'm dropping this to a one star.
It's rare for me to pick up a novel that is written in verse, but after being impressed with Schroeder's The Day Before, I decided to pick this one up. Brooklyn lost her boyfriend a year ago. Constantly writing letters to Lucca, she struggled with moving on. Her life had instantly become dull the moment he left. I think the author did a splendid job in displaying the character's emotions. The emotions struck me deep as if I were going through the same situations she was going through. Surprisingly, this book may be a bit haunting, but it was truly a great read. If you were interested in trying out books that are written in verse, Lisa Scroeder's books are the way to go.