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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me - Tara Sivec Okay, let me start by saying this is not generally the type of book I read. For the new year I've been trying to branch out just a little more, and I couldn't have started in a better place than with this book.

Addison Snow is a teen just out of high school, and is looking forward to going to college to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer. Just before she ends school, however, her mother dies. Throwing her into a new world in which her father is becoming a drunk, she deals with it by working all the time. While running her mother's bakery, she keeps getting these notes from a customer who seems to be taking an interest to her, despite her attitude toward life and obvious distaste for opening up to anyone.

I love this book. The characters are well fleshed out, and the romance between the characters is more than adorable. While some characters in other books in YA/NA I can't connect to, everything in this book just made me want to cry. I really felt for this character, and loved Zander and how sweet he was throughout the entire book.

I really have no complaints about this book. There are a lot of flashbacks, and that at times did break everything up, but not too much. I'm just a stickler for this, but overall I think it worked out pretty well. There are also the sessions with her therapist at the beginning of each chapter are easy to spot and after the first chapter you get the hang of how the book is written. Nothing drug out too much either, and everything flowed wonderfully.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants an emotional read, with great characters and plot. This book wasn't too long (250 pages, so I suppose it depends on what you call long) and I finished it in a day easily, partly because I couldn't put it down. I loved this enough to check out other books by the author and will hopefully read some more of her in the future.