I am shocked at the high ratings this book has received. I'm guessing it's because they like the author. This was the most boring book I have read in years. It was highly predictable and lacked passion. I read All Summer Long before this book so I was familiar with the characters. There is only so much mother daughter drama I can take. What's up with the estranged child/parent theme in her books lately. I was very dissapointed with this book. It was as if it was written for the 12 or 13 year old range. Actually if it was a movie it would probably be rated G. Please avoid this book.