This is the first book I have read by Anne Pfeffer and it definitely won't be my last! I loved Alexandra's story as she struggles with finding a way to realize her dreams for her future. I loved the island and beautiful underwater diving descriptions that painted a vivid picture that draws you deeper into Alexandra's story. In the summer before her 18th birthday and final year of high school, her dysfunctional relationship with her mother comes to a head, two hot guys, Zack and Jeremy, take an interest in her, as she struggles with the obstacles in her life keeping her from her desire to go to college and become a marine biologist. I loved this tender, sweet and emotionally charged story that kept me reading half the night to see what happens next! I highly recommend it not only for young adults but anyone who loves a story of coming of age admist life's obstacles!