Wow. This book was just what I needed. I'd forgotten how genuinely literary MM fiction could be and I've just been reminded in the most astounding way. It was tragic without being a big bag of unnecessary melodrama, sweet without being saccharine and so, so gorgeously written. Harper Fox really knows how to exploit a setting, I'll tell you that for free. So many other writers use the setting as little more than a backdrop for their characters to prance about in, but with Fox the places take on characters of their own. You can fairly smell the salt breeze and the hay and the beautiful desolation. I hugely enjoyed this book and the gods only know what impulse made me pick it up, but I'm really grateful that I did.