Although this is written as the thoughts and actions of a seventeen year old boy, it was very easy to feel a part of the story. Landon was ready to enjoy his senior year in high school and certainly didn’t expect to have special feelings for the quiet daughter of the town’s Baptist minister. Life works in strange ways, though, and he found himself in a play where she was the Christmas angel. Somehow this girl who always wore a brown sweater and her hair in a bun on her head changed completely and was radiently beautiful! As he got to know her better he realized how kind and cheerful she always was and his feelings deepened.
Things don’t always work out the way we would like, though, and Landon learned to accept heartbreaking fate with adult decisions. The ending was sad, but with understanding of the deep feelings that would stay with Landon the rest of his life.