This is a great book! (Lame I know, but I'm serious. Also, I have no idea how to start these reviews off :p)
ANYWAY, it has just the right level of angst and romance for it to be not heartbreaking, but still allow you to sympathize with all the right people. There also isn't too too much over the top drama but enough to keep the story interesting. Personally, it is one of the best books I have read in a long while. The sequel is also pretty good, so you should read that too, but I like this one a little better.