Overview from Barnes and NobelWe thought we could run away from the worldA mad adventure across the countryWe thought we could escape timeAnd for a while--we did...Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson--who she also happens to be madly in love with.When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control...A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson's own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love--and how it can change the rest of your life.
I have enjoyed James Patterson books for many years. He often writes thrillers. About murder. And Alex Cross, one of my favorite fictional detectives. But this book isn't about anything like that. This book is a love story. About two teenagers. And it is taken from a part of James Patterson's life. When he had a girlfriend whose life ended long before it was time. And he loved her. He dedicated the story to her.
I have seen Fault in Our Stars, the movie. I thought this book was much like that movie. Such a tender, funny, sweet story that will make you cry like a baby at the end. Or at least it made me cry.
"I know there is a part of me missing. It's as if the doctors had sliced something essential out. A vital part that I was sure I needed to keep me breathing. Not just existing. Even now, sometimes, I hear his laughter, and for a moment my heart lifts. But when I turn my head to look, it's never him. It's the wind, or the call of a bird, or the hallucination of my own mad dream."
Another 4 star **** book!!