I finished this book last night and can honestly say I loved it! I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and ended the book giddy wishing there was a second book. The book ends very well as a stand alone book but I just loved the characters so much that I wasn't ready for it to be over. The characters are everyday people trying to overcome real issues; no vampires or magic in this one. Still absolutely loved it and already plan to read it again! Great book!