This is the author's first novel. It was written about, the different aspects of teens' friendships. This is a novel about a sixteen year old teen that has a great opportunity to leave her routine life in a town called Cherry Grove. Emily is accepted for an Art Program in Philadelphia Art College,where she excels. Emily is at an awkward stage in her life , where she is trying to figure out who she really is.
We find Emily is making friends with Yates, who is the Professor's Assistant at the Art College for the summer. Other students think Emily and Yates had a close relationship. Is that true, or not?
Art is not my bag, so I myself read every word of the novel. The novel talks about techniques in Art, that the Art students learn like lighting, shadows in their art work. Teens in the novel did not live on campus, but went home by train.
I have to admit, I did not enjoy the complete novel. But I like the way friendships are emphasized , and important. Emily had a friend Fiona, and the two of them had fights, but usually made up. Their final spat was too much. Emily was trying to make up with Fiona.
Read the novel to wet your interest. This is a good novel.