Painfully Realistic Coming of Age Story
There was very little I didn't love about this book. The writing is engaging and hooks the reader from the first line, never straying into irrelevance or warring with a limited attention span. The characters are real and their problems aren't ridiculous or far-fetched. Instead, they hit devastatingly close to home. Each of the secondary characters is well rounded and serves a purpose apart from the main two characters, and the romance is beautifully, if at times tragically, realized.
All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who has steeled themselves for a heartbreakingly realistic look into the lives of today's teenagers.