Truthfully I almost threw this book across the room. The 40 straight pages of divergence from the "whodunit" plot into a stroll through the life and love of an American teenager was mind numbing. But I guess it is needed to make you believe in the romance. *sniffs* Of course I have never been one for romance. I did fly through this book, which was surprising. The first time I tried to read it I got about 60 pages in and picked up something else. It's been a bad few months in terms of reading for me.More review to come.