I enjoyed reading the majority of this book, although there were some parts that frustrated me about the main characters. Although they had their problems, I didn't feel all that empathetic towards them. Victoria never really explains why she didn't want to keep her baby, for example. And I didn't like the couple of scenes where Lorca's self-harming was described in a lot of detail, as I'm pretty squemish. But I did enjoy reading about Victoria and Lorca's growing friendship and of Lorca's relationship with Blot. Both characters had a lot of issues to overcome and it was interesting reading how they did it with help from each other and their shared love of cooking. I give this book 7/10.