Jack and Emily. Emily and Jack. Crumbling Walls by Laura Strandt is the first in a series of YA romance books. I didn't love this book, but I did like it. The book kicks off really well with two entertaining personalities. Right from the start you can see a truly sizzling chemistry that never fizzles out. The humour and witty dialogue really carried the story a long way. There are moments that show hesitancy from Emily, but this makes for a more interesting read. A few typos, but overall, this a winner and I am seriously convinced that she will write an even better follow up.