I bought this in e-book format randomly one night and read it in four days, which is a short time to finish a book for me. I am not counting the pages I read of this book toward the Love For Books Readathon because my goal for that is to read 50 non ebook pages a day.
This book really had me reacting; I was sighing and gasping and smiling and laughing all the way through. I felt really close to Gigi, the main character, she was very realistic. The side characters were also realistic, which is so hard to find in a book. The best friend trio was so well thought out, they had a great dynamic that reminded me of my own friendships in real life. Even the teachers at Denton High were realistic to me. I had them all imagined perfectly, because I had teachers a lot like them in high school.
I liked the romance, it was done well, and watching Gigi handle her friendships and boys at the same time was fun and interesting. Her friend's boy troubles will drive you crazy, but not in a bad I-can't-read-any-further kind of way, but in a good I-hope-she-finds-happiness kind of way.
The plot was awesome, filled with turns and twists and a cohesiveness of everything going on in Gigi's life.
Three tiny complaints, though. And I mean tiny, almost irrelevant. Of the three friends, if I even remember correctly, two of them had green eyes. I complain because green eyes aren't handed out for free in the genetic world, they're very rare world-wise, like one or two percent of the entire population has green eyes. My second complaint was there were a lot of names to remember, and I often confused the characters with each other, especially Henry and Justin. It might just be me, I've been having bad pregnancy brain recently, but I think it's worth mentioning. Lastly, the cover for the ebook I read doesn't make much sense to me, which is the one I chose for this review. I like the other cover better, it better represents Gigi, and this cover doesn't give the story inside much justice. (Not saying I don't like the design though, it's a very pretty cover!)
Some of the life lesson parts were kind of gooey and eye-roll inducing, but I forgive it because they are important lessons and they're to be expected in a book aimed toward high school age people. I was considering rating this four of five stars because of my tiny complaints, but those didn't ruin the book for me or anything, so five entire shiny stars from me!