This was a good story that derailed for me in final hour. I could have done without the last third of the book and this would have shot up in my rating. I really enjoyed reading about Tally and Lex. I wish that Lex had given Tally more guff for his treatment of him back in highschool, I thought he got off easy for some of the truly horrific things that he pulled back then. That being said I really liked the new and improved Tally that we got to see, it was just the flashbacks that were killer. This was a sweet frenemy love story but I lost a lot of respect for both characters after the whole Brock debacle:Tally for not manning the hell up and just telling Brock he was gay and Lex for not manning up and unweirding things after Tally was trying to make it right. Brock was a cardboard villain for me. Just seemed like he was thrown into what was a fun, sweet romance to ratchet up the angst quotient. He didn't need to be there and the bashing incident was horrific and dealt with by the townspeople in such a blasé manner I was angry for all the LGBT members of the community.This wasn't a bad story but it was a disappointing one and that's too bad because there were a lot of things I really liked about it. I just wished I could have liked it more.