As with every Sarah Dessen book I have read, I enjoyed this one, but....it wasn't my favorite by her. The main character, Aiden, was not an easy character for me to relate to. Maybe it was her lackadaisical way of dealing with her new baby sister instead of jumping in and helping her stepmother. I felt so sorry for this new mother and the father, Aiden's father, was just a real jerk. Her mother was a jerk too!
I did enjoy how Aiden emerged from her shell so to speak with the other girls that worked at her stepmother's shop. I also enjoyed the relationship she developed with Eli and how he helped her complete her list.
The way she broke off the relationship with Eli was a bit unbelievable for me. I found myself flipping back to the circumstances because I couldn't remember the issue. Even when I re-read it, I felt like...what just happened?
I have to add that in my opinion Sarah Dessen is one of the best young adult authors and not to be missed by young and old alike!