Being a huge Alyson Noel fan that I am i loved this book. I thought that the plot wasn't just about how a teen girl thought her life sucked. it was great story of a trip, friendships, and learning. Colby learns that her life isn't all she thought it was going to be and having all the "cool" friends was NOT important, or anything she really needed. She also figured out that she has a passion for writing, and that stepping on old great friends to try and be popular was not a good thing to do. But with everything that changed over her time in Greece life at home isn't what she truly wants anymore.