At first I didn't like the way the book presented itself. It was like reading a diary, but not really. It was just in that format. While I commend the creativity of this style... it was at times frustrating to read. It was also frustrating that no one really communicated to each other. Not that it isn't something that doesn't happen in real life, but it went beyond what I felt even the characters of the book would tolerate and then amended too easily. The ending of the book became much more interesting, but it left you feeling unfinished. Granted I know there is more in book two, but it almost felt like that time of her life needed more closure. Perhaps it was written a little too YA for my tastes.