I liked the characters and can totally relate to Valerie being that I was kind of that person in high school. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the open ending. It seemed to me like she was running away. I read the stuff written by the author about how, no, she wasn't actually running away and what not. But it seemed that way to me and I guess I didn't like that. I really hate books with open endings to. I like for everything to be wrapped up in a neat little package.