Touching and sometimes brutal, this story tells a story of a teenager questioning her sexual identity. What I enjoyed about this book:
-Nic, the protagonist ,refuses to identify herself as any label which I enjoyed
-The relationships felt realistic for the age group identified, as well as the problems they faced
-Homophobia was present, but not overdone. Nic faces many types of homophobia, which I appreciated
-It doesn't end in a neat little package, which is a danger YA authors often face
Ryan's story has the ideal mix of teenage heartache, hope, and confusion that every 16 year old faces. The best way to describe this book, at the risk of sounding cheesy, is that it really warmed my heart.
This was an enjoyable if quick read, with a predictable storyline and what I think of as typical teen summer camp romance plot. However, the genre of queer YA lit is sorely lacking in material so any addition to it is a positive. It's also a book I think I would have loved as a teen even though it didn't translate super well for me as an adult. The resolution wasn't clean-cut which was nice for its realism. This wasn't my favorite book but for teens and young adults I would easily recommend it.