The Diary by Eileen Goudge

I like it when a book takes me by surprise.

I picked this title up to take home on a weekend trip, thinking it would be a good "filler" book if I finished my other titles (I did), because it's fairly short, and has a cute cover.

I thought it would be a chintzy 200 page read - like Nicholas Sparks with even more emoting thrown in (gack!).

But instead, this is a great read - a well developed story of a boy and a girl on the cusps of their lives who find each other, though they are from different worlds. but they can never be together, as she is engaged to another, and has a very different life path ahead of her...can they?

The ending had a wonderful twist, and I really enjoyed the journey these characters took together. A surprisingly fulfilling read!