The author was true to his description of the book about Taylor being an epic love story whose continent spanning scope can only be matched by the fervor of its two leads. I’ve had a nostalgic experience in reading this book because of its classic vibes. Taylor had everything in the beginning and then loses everything when his father killed himself. Then, as if things couldn’t get worse, the love of his life gets deported back to Argentina because of his spiteful grandfather. There was no way an 18-year-old could’ve made the right decision at that point. Taylor’s escape from his grandparents was understandable, but the series of unfortunate events were just way harsh. This book is definitely not for the faint heart. I’m just glad I was able to finish it despite the emotional turmoil it brought me. I guess what made this book a compelling read was the anticipation of knowing if Taylor could still get back up, and if he and Maria will ever see each other again.