I really love the colors used for the book cover and love the spine under the dust jacket. It just screams spring to me even though it hasn't been very spring like here since it did snow not one day but two days in a row which I wasn't too thrilled about.
This book delves into mental health territory so I can actually relate to the character of Levi since we suffer from some of the same issues. There is one thing that I found extremely odd. There's a scene where Luke is having a therapy session. I think that's a great addition but I found it strange that the session would continue while another person came into the room and started looking for a file. That just isn't something that would happen so I don't like it being in the book although I do get why it was done that way. It just didn't strike me as very realistic. I enjoyed this book a lot despite certain characters being too perfect.
The story starts six months after the death of Levi's girlfriend Delia. He stopped talking and his mom just doesn't know what to do with him. I think I did that in junior high and it was because I just didn't have anything to say. His mom sends him to Maine so it is a double whammy. Luke is sent to live with the father he hasn't seen in three years and he's moving from Australia to Maine which is a major change I would imagine although I've never been down under but I have been to Maine. His dad doesn't really know what to do but he does take him to therapy. I think it is good that this aspect was included in the book but I could have done without the extra person in the session since that is just so very unprofessional not to mention something that a patient wouldn't want to happen since there's still that stigma when it comes to mental illness.
Luke's thrown for a loop when he meets a girl who has a similar name to his girlfriend. It is told from the perspective of Luke and of Delilah. There's also a guy named Aiden who lives nearby that practically seems to be like a son to Luke's dad. I find it strange that his father has lived in Maine for three years and couldn't be bothered to mention his son. I could really relate to Luke as a character. You can feel his struggle that people really do go through that is pretty realistic. I am looking forward to reading more by this author since I did enjoy it a lot and admit that there were a few times when I teared up. It was a fast read and quite cute despite the main character dealing with some major issues.