I really did not like this book.There were too many things that simply rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't doubt that Alex loved Annie and all that, but it just seemed so odd and Lolita-esque in some ways and not in a good way. The romance in this book was sort of creepy and the plot-line got dull and repetitive to me. Annie's plight and struggle was an interesting one, but I just didn't buy the romance between them as legitimate. I mean, why exactly, did he find her so charming? Was it her childlike innocence? Or her feminine body? Creeep out.