There's actually a lot of good content in this book. It's well-written, the characters were fleshed out to my satisfaction, and I really liked most of the story. BUT...my god was the first half long winded. There were at lease 5 scenes I counted that were almost entirely worthless and added nothing to the plot. Parts of it felt repetitive. I feel like I've read this story before in other YA novels. Not particularly an original concept though I do appreciate the way the author brought it all together. For a vanity published novel, I think this was a good one. But It could have been about 50 pages shorted. It needed some tightening. Though I can't say anything negative about the story itself. I liked it. Full review to come!