This book was total fluff. I feel bad even putting it on my 'real-life' shelf because it wasn't real life. It's unfortunate that it can't be real life, but the whole setting revolves around a town there gay and straight people are so integrated that there's few questions of acceptance like there are in the real world. It's not bad, it's just not very realistic coming from a country that has problems accepting the idea of same sex couples being allowed to marry.
I wish the world was a little more like this place. I say a little because there were parts that were still a little out there for me like a dance theme being 'Death', being forced to still rent VHS's because the store owner doesn't like DVDs, dance parties in a book store (really, I'm trying to buy a book here, not be at a concert), among other things. But I digress, the world is not like this. There's really not a whole lot going on in this book other than relationship drama of the high school level. Everyone is so accepted and understood that they don't really seem to have any problems other than the ones that they create on their own. In fact the only person who has any real issues (Tony) is benched into a very small supporting role in the overall cast.
I also really didn't like this recording. I really don't like the full cast audio, I just want one narrator. And the piano interludes got on my nerves more times then not.
It's not a bad book. I just put it higher on a pedestal after really enjoying David's character point of view in [b:Will Grayson, Will Grayson|6567017|Will Grayson, Will Grayson|John Green|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1368393890s/6567017.jpg|6759965]. But there's no depth like there was for his Will Grayson. I'm not giving up on you yet David. I still believe I'll love your books. I just didn't love this one.