I was surprisingly impressed by this book. I did not expect to love this book. This story has been told a thousand times, so I wasn't particularly excited about it. After reading the sample, I decided I was interested enough to keep going....and wow. The characters were really well-written, and the B-characters were great as well (which is always a plus). There wasn't too much angst. The characters weren't annoying. They felt real. I loved the chemistry between Ella and Micha. I can't wait to keep going with the story.