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First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what's next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.
What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.
But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.

Goodreads Summary

This book was a surprisingly good read.  The author manages to create this completely flight, inquisitive, different character that will give the reader that "Alice in Wonderland" feeling.  Dylan is so unique, from how she thinks to how she behaves, much of what she does goes against the grain.  Gray is far more resentful, gloomy, and awkward.  However, both characters have their great points.  Gray will make the reader like him instantly with his true love for Dylan and Dylan will make the reader feel whimsical. 

When the two meet, there is an obvious instant connection.  Their relationship grows and develops further over the course of the novel, it is truly a fun read.  The author does not focus only on the relationship between the two, but also on their unique personalities and development as characters.  These are very dynamic character, the author highlights mainly Gray and Dylan and then puts obvious care into their lives during the novel. 

It's interesting to read about a relationship in a young adult/teen novel that feels so real.  The characters could have been real people who were the readers' friends.  The events leading up to their relationship lent themselves to the growth of the relationship and the potential for enduring love.  Dylan says quite a few things in the novel that will strike the reader as odd at first, but make complete sense at the end of the novel.  The events were fast-paced and fun, the ending was perfect, and the characters will draw the reader into the novel.  This book is recommended to young adult/adult readers.

5 Stars

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