The first thing that struck me as more than ordinary in this book were the vibrant descriptions. Even if the story had been ordinary, the descriptions that painted pictures in my mind and were never uninteresting would have made up for it.
This book was very Catholic. God and religion permeate the entire book. A good portion of the story also takes place at or after Mass.
When I started reading this book, I was expecting a romance. However, I was surprised to find a friendship story instead. One could say that there were some elements of romance (I can totally see Rebecca and Peter as a married couple one day), but it wasn't anything major in the story. Since I was expecting romance, I might have been disappointed if the friendship wasn't so beautiful - I would put it up there with Frodo and Sam. :)
I enjoyed this book very much. It was a great weekend read, and I definitely plan on reading it again. I was delighted to read in the "About the Author" section that Gina is writing a sequel to this book. I don't think she will be able to write fast enough for me. ;)
Alyianna's rating: 10 out of 10
(I decided to be fair and hold off putting 10's for every book I like :P)
The book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/I-Thirst-Gina-Marinello-Sweeney/dp/0615802125/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Link to my review on Amazon - how about going over there and rating it as helpful? :) http://www.amazon.com/review/RH2UUWUZ9V56C/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615802125&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=