This was a REALLY good book. It was kind of hard to bond to the charecter at first--you felt more in tune with her friend then her. But by the 4th chapeter or so I felt closer.
Also, Matties friend, Emma, quotes scriptures a lot, when sending e-mails to her. And Mattie also asks herself a lot of faith questions--so this book could be more under faith also.
But if you are not into that sort of thing, it is completely ignorable.
All in all, good story, I liked that it had a pretty solid ending. Funny too!
I really liked this book. The little blurb on the back, "The chances of finding love at this university are slim to none... and Slim went home," was what made me pick up the book , and I found a great story about a college freshman struggling with her past, her future and her faith.
The story is told in the first person, most of the time from the perspective of "Mattie" but every so often we get to hear from the guys she meets and spends time with such as "Dennis the Date," "Greek God," "One-track" and "Mystery Man." These voices help to provide a more well rounded perspective than often comes with first person fiction and also provide comic relief.
The characters are well developed, having a history that seems authentic and plausible. The characters have flaws and struggles and seem realistic.