And Both Were Young

Flip feels like a prisoner when she first arrives at boarding school in Switzerland; her days are strictly scheduled and she never has a minute to herself. She’s constantly surrounded by girls who never stop talking about clothes and boys, making Flip feel lonely, clumsy, and awkward. Then she finds a true friend in Paul. He understands her in a way that no one at school does, and she breaks the rules to spend time with him. But as the two become closer, Flip learns that Paul has a mystery in his past. To help him discover the truth, she must put herself in serious danger.

My opinion: The cover is cute but it’s deceiving. It looks like the story is set somewhere in the time we’re living in right now. However, the story’s setting is actually set somewhere after World War II. But considering that the original cover looks like this,

I can see why it won’t appeal to modern audiences. However, it still looks as charming is it did in 1949, the year when the book first got published.

Rating: 5/5.
Reasons: The romance between Paul and Flip doesn't take over the whole novel. And Flip doesn't spend the whole novel moping about being the oddball in her school. 


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