I need to reconsider this book. I've thought about it some more, and I think my first review (the one in my head) was much more accurate than what I wrote when I joined GoodReads. I believe my posted review was based on one thing sticking out, and that was gay bashing. I don't like coming out lit that includes gay bashing, and the subsequent happiness that follows. In spite of that, as I think back on this book, I remember that some of the character points were handled well, and some of the cliches were ignored for a little bit better characters than normal.