I found the most compelling aspect of the book to be that I could almost escape from reality when reading it. The novel shows a plot told from 2 perspectives that are probably slightly unrealistic in today's time, but I found that to be an amazing part of the book. I could open the book, start reading, and imagine myself as a character in the story alongside Evie and Caleb. The 2 perspectives really helped that a lot in providing each event that occured with 2 different viewpoints, in some cases 1 positive and 1 negative. Sometimes I feel everyone wants to take a break and jump into a fictional world of their own, and I thought that this book did an excellent job at allowing me to do just that. The plot was simple, but it was told in a much more dramatic and realistic way, that made it easy to pretend like I was a part of the story and watching the plot unfold before me.
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