Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos. This is a tough one for me. Hmm.
Well, there are lines in the book that are like poetry--lines that blow me away with how perfect they are. As a whole, though, the book seemed...uneven? I wasn't completely convinced by the characters. There seemed to be something missing in how their stories converged. It was one of those books where I kept waiting for something to happen, and it never did--at least not in a satisfying way.
But the writing! The writing makes it worth reading. And, who knows, maybe I missed something crucial to understanding the book. Maybe it's just me. Try it and see what you think.