For older readers, if you want to remember what it was like to run the gamut of life in high school this will probably fit the bill. For younger readers, it shows up the time-old struggles of growing up and trying to fit in with an illusive, and usually temporary, concept of what's 'normal.' For one of the protagonists, peer pressure stops him from being honest - even with himself. For the other, who was dealing with much more mental pressure that just what presented at school, we are taken on an often painful journey of self-discovery. Overall, the story unfolded in a realistic way and was generally well-written.