While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?
- Sophie- She was basically like a mom to her younger siblings and she did it out of love. Some of her lines about her feeling for Carter were cheesy BUT she knew they were and pointed it out. She was slightly funny.
- Carter- He has a rather scary past, the kind that leave horrible scars but he still triumphs.
- Despite the fact that his mother was certifiably insane, Carter still took care of her and made sure she didn't hurt herself. That is love.
- I found that Sophie and Cater figured out that love isn't only the good times it's the nasty, worst case scenario stuff that pulls you together.
- The message- Find that one thing that makes you smile and changes your day from crappy to amazing and never let it got!!
- The Little's- (referring to Sophie's little siblings) I liked how they saw her as a mother opposed to their real mother who left them on their own.
- It, despite being about difficult things, was funny. I found myself chuckling quite a bit.
- It was a very quick and cute book to read.
- I felt like the over all book could have used more substance and detail beyond just their relationship but that might just have been the point.
A quick read about real love and the struggles you have to overcome to grasp it.