This is my first Sarah Dessen book and I think I can understand why she is so popular. This book is good
. Dessen tackles a tough subject with sensitivity and understanding. The story is raw and real and totally compelling, and I usually avoid novels that deal with Issues. I also like the way she ended the book, not quickly and neatly tying up the loose ends as many books do, but showing the long and slow recovery process that Caitlin goes through. It seems like her feelings toward Rogerson are not entirely resolved, which is very true to life. My only gripe is that I wish we were given more insight to Rogerson's character. For the male lead, he got very little character development, and the small glimpse into his home life wasn't sufficient enough to explain his behaviour.