I liked this book. The writing was pleasant and poetic. The story was decent. It was a pretty typical tale of an awkward kid growing up, and learning to appreciate who she really is. It has a good message, but it is one that often surfaces in teen literature. Some of the parts about her friends and boys were cliche and overdone, but it was a sweet and nostolgic read overall. If you have a soft spot for adorable and well written books about teenage girls growing up, then this is for you. Especially if you have read and enjoyed the book Scarlet by Cathy Cassidy, then I would highly recommend this to you.