I found this book to be rather odd. There is something off with the tone, but I don’t know if I can describe it accurately. It comes across as if an excited child was telling it, so it has some melodrama as well as a certain level of naivete. I actually found this tone hard to read as it felt distancing. The narrators didn’t come across as adults; they felt childlike. So some of the discussion about the romantic aspects felt more than a little creepy. I understand that the author is Australian, I believe, but certain grammar and punctuation rules supersede the variant of English one writes. Unfortunately, I found this author to be woefully ignorant about the proper use of semicolons and commas, to the point that it was distracting, and some words were repeatedly misspelled.