This book is written very honestly, not all flowery with lots of intellectual, multi-paragraph dialogue that really doesn't get anywhere (doesn't that bug you when an author writes a bunch of garbled nonsense that 3/4 pages later you realize has done nothing for the story--you won't find that here). It's written just like you are sitting in a coffee shop with this father and he's telling you his story. There were many times I wondered if maybe this didn't really happen to this author and this really WAS his story.
This book had the good guys, the bad guys, was a little predictable in one of it's sub-plots, but that was okay. It had love and it had resolution. I really enjoyed this book. Actually, I kind of hope that maybe there might be a sequel--I just kind of wonder what ends up happening with some of the characters.
On my scale of 0-5 stars, I give this 4 1/2 stars (the only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because of a small blip of infidelity--I just kind of get tired of hearing about affairs, otherwise it would've been a 5). I will say this book isn't for everyone...if you're looking to expand your mind and challenge yourself--you won't find that here. But if you want a look into teenagers lives these days and what parents need to be prepared to deal with, this is a nice book.
Next Up: The Host by Stephenie Meyer (but I have a long ways to go, so it'll be awhile on it--it's a 600+ pager).