Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart?
Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing.
Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters).
They've spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed . . . until one day, they did.
When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection.
Though their relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up?
In the timeless tradition of "West Side Story" and "Crossing Delancey," this thoroughly modern take on romance will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when and where you least expect it.
I was blown away by this book. Told in alternating chapters by Devorah, an ultra conservative Hasidic 16-year-old girl, and Jaxon, a college-track 16-year-old boy and native New Yorker of Caribbean descent. Brought together in a hospital elevator by a hurricane power outage, this love story is told with rare sympathy and realism.
I was mesmerized from the get-go. I am going to tell everyone—don't delay—READ THIS BOOK!