I loved the book, but I had a small problem seeing the characters as teenagers. I used to be a teenager, I raised two of them, I work with them; the characters seemed more adultish with a high school backdrop. That being said, after I decided it really didn't matter... I loved it. When is the sequel going to be out?
I got 27% of the way through this. The synopsis sounded good, but you need an editor! It is "waist", not "waste". "Outside" is one word, not two. The list is unimaginably long. There is also these nifty things called commas and periods. Semicolons are really amazing, too. The grammar and usage is so horrendous as to be unreadable. The "choppy" comment from other reviews is an understatement. You need more than spell check. Sorry.
I was as taken by the book as I had hoped. As soon as I finished it I was back for the over books in the series. It is well written, but made me cry, so if you get caught up in the emotion of your book's characters don't read it on your lunch hour, especially if you wear eyeliner.