The cover page was interesting and artistic. I liked the design, especially the key on the palm. The book began with a conversation between the two main characters which was realistic and intriguing. I immediately liked their relationship and wanted to know more about them. The author gave us a taste of the main plotline without spelling too much out. A lot of authors struggle between revealing too much or holding back too much but this author seems to have found that delicious balance. The lead character seems someone identifiable and easy to relate to. I found myself interested in learning what "footnotes" He offered to give her writing and what moment they spoke about for her writing assignment. It seemed a simple conversation but I knew there was more to it.