I bought this on a whim, because I recognized the cover for one of my YA challenges. The description was pretty vague (the first one, anyway) and after I had bought it I had started to have buyers remorse. But luckily, I gave it a shot, although it was several days later. And I really enjoyed it. But I have to admit, I wouldn't have hesitated if I had read the more detailed description.
This was a tough read. I really did feel for Hudson in this. She's in a difficult spot. She struggles with a lot of things and she feels real. She's far from perfect. And that's what I like about her. Sometimes I get a little frustrated when authors don't let their characters show their vulnerability. But Ockler isn't afraid to show her characters weakness. Bittersweet shines because of it.
I have been eying other Sarah Ockler books. After this one, I'm definitely adding her other books to my wishlist.