I have seldom found a male writer (Sorry, Guys!) who could write such a compelling story of "once in a lifetime love," and of the loss of that love through selfishness and immaturity. Jack Clayton's life is such a strong replication of what I see on my campus every year--heartache, broken homes, childish naivete, anger, fear and pain--all part of the lives of young people today.
His story is so relevant and is told so well that I could not put the book down. Thankfully, the author brings his main character to a point of powerful and poignant service for the Lord by serving others as he matures--a major step from his earlier, self-focused years.
The story is full of surprises and the ending is--well, let's just say I couldn't have been happier with the ending!
Young people have so much potential and most of them yearn to be better people. I actually did a reading from the book to my college students and I know that it touched chords in several hearts.
I trust this author will keep writing fiction--I have never given a book all 5's before! Loved it, loved it!