I like how the characters seem to understand each other well. Gemma’s long suffering experiences has made her wary but it has also made her stronger. Sam is so sweet and loving. That part when she was framed for theft, during the fireworks, I wanted to stop reading because I didn’t want to read about her being thought of as a bad person.
Her aunt is a paragon of patience and understanding and the perfect companion who not only protects her but knows her well too.