I honestly hadn't heard of this book until just a few months ago.. I guess it has been out for a while now. I hear it is big "Out West", but not so much here (apparently). I hit Borders bookstore yesterday and bought the paperback for $10.99. I started last night about 11pm and finished it up around 2:30 am. Not bad for amost 500 pages. There are three more to read in the series.Good book and I hear a movie is coming out. However my almost 14 year old son, doesn't seem too interested in reading it.
What is interesting, this book rings true on so many levels. I remember what it was like to be a teenage girl "so in love" that I couldn't breathe, when he (first love) was away. I also remember dating the "forbidden fruit", of which now I am married to. However my forbidden fruit turned out to be all good in the end. Those feelings are intense in teenagedom and then we all move into reality (out of necessity), we look back and either laugh at ourselves or shake our heads in disbelief. I laugh now at how i visualized the fairy tale. I have all the components I wished for a tall, basketball playing man, five kids, a nursing license and a residence outside of Idaho. Back then I had no idea how hard it all really is.. That a fairy tale must be constantly worked on and fine tuned.