This is my third or fourth time reading Belinda. I first read it when I was about 14 -when I was younger than Belinda herself! - and then again in college, and it's always been a guilty pleasure. Enjoyable, gripping and even pseudo-intellectual. That said, reading a love story between a 16 yr old and 44 yr old as a 27 year old feels very different. I'm definitely a little more skeptical and leery about the whole thing now.But I still can't put it down!