I really thought I was going to enjoy this realistic novel that, like K.E. Payne’s 365 Days, told a funny and sweet story about crushing on your best friend. And that’s what it was like for the first half. Unfortunately, some crazy melodrama happened in the second part…some serious Julie Anne Peters-type violence. Basically, Melanie comes out to her family; her brother gets super-aggressive and mean about it; Devin runs out the front door to get away from him; Melanie follows, runs after her for a block, and her freaking lung collapses, and she disappears to the hospital and no one will tell Devin what’s going on ANGST PROBLEM-NOVEL MELODRAMA VIOLENCE SAD COMING-OUT = NOOOOOO type of shit. This didn’t do Peters any favors and it doesn’t help Rice either. Come on, Ms. Rice, even though this was one of those books where only the narrator is surprised to learn Melanie is gay, I was STILL totally rooting for you up until Melanie’s brother delivers a dead cat in a box to Devin, which took me aback a bit, but I didn’t predict that it foreshadowed that terrible ending. Not recommended even one little bit.