It's not that bad!
I really liked this book. It's true that the author's use of the word "and" does annoy, but when you get past that, i was really gunning for lewis and kit. I thought this book was moving, and i felt like i wanted to put my arms around lewis. It captured the whole era, and the social boundaries of the time. It's true it's not an uplifting read, but it ends how the reader wants it to, give it a try!