This was kind of a frustrating book for me. Although I loved the idea of childhood friends becoming something more, I never really bought into the whole transformation of Ella. In fact, the way she just took off and didn't tell anyone where she was going and then totally reinvented herself really kind of bothered me - how could she just disappear (and go to college) like that? Without anyone knowing, even her family? And her best friend, too.Which brings up another sore spot - Micha. He is incredibly loyal to her. No matter what she does, he still loves her, sticks by her, will do anything for her. Sounds great except for one thing - he never really gets mad at her for taking off like that. He's kind of a whipped puppy where she's concerned, which doesn't really jive with the tough guy character the author is trying to represent here. Still, there are a lot of things that I like about him, so I was willing to overlook this little flaw.
All in all, it was a pretty good book, but there were a few issues that remained unresolved and it didn't really have the tension that I was expecting from it.