This is a beautifully written story. For the heroin it's a grand coming-of-age tale as well as a wonderful love story as she blossoms into a strong woman. It's a story of a violent clash of cultures, a clash of old and new, of infringement of a modern world on an isolated community with its very distinctive morals and values. For the hero its a story of discovery, frustration, loss, and eventual winning. The ending is a beautiful resolution.