A nice, original idea having the love story told from the perspectives of all those around the protagonists.
Jennifer E.Smith wins this one again. New York, Scotland, California...lots of nice places in this one. Also the surf books (Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin and Blue by Lisa Glass) - one was set in California and the other Cornwall, England. The latter isn't that far from me but I've never been.
I thought this was beautifully written. The prose matched the subject matter - it was very lyrical. Oh and the actual song lyrics were great!
Her story just tugged my heartstrings. The most memorable amidst a host of memorable supporting characters. Second place goes to Matt from Flat-Out Celeste.
I liked the use of fairytales in this one.