This book packs all a good book needs: love, mystery, and adventure. The main character is Charlotte Peyton who is a teenager growing up in northern Virginia. Her one true passion lies in journalism. While in high school, she shares many of struggles teenagers have faced while pursuing their dream. Along the way is Mason, a boy for whom she must manage her feelings. Add that on top of a project to solve that she takes upon herself after a tragic event happens in her community, and Charlotte has to determine what’s best for her in the end.
Overall, the book was very compelling. There were parts where I would have liked it to be faster-paced because it took a while for the story to build up, but then it did have a good storyline. I also really identified with the characters, and that's a key part of a story. The author did a great job with them; the characters were realistic and very relatable.
This a traditional coming-of-age book, but it has twists, so I think that's what makes it unique and made me enjoy it. When I found out this is part of a series, I was intrigued to read the next ones, especially after the ending.