A really sort of dreamy, surreal book, I thought. It was difficult to pin down exactly what was happening: a consequence of the stream-of-consciousness style, lack of dialogue indicators and the narrator's voice, I think. Though I enjoyed the characters, and thought they had personality and charm, the setting seemed underutilized and not quite there. The war that hovers at the edges of the book is never fully realized, revealed in bits and pieces, offhanded comments. Yes, the danger did feel real as the book went on. Towards the end when the future was uncertain, I found myself leaning forward in my seat, rushing through, needing to know how it all ended. It ended disappointingly - at least for me. I have zero issues with the relationship, but felt it could have used more. More description, more proof of love and passion, and more of an ending.