I realized that every time I start a YA story, that is NOT dystopian or fantasy, this is the story I've been truly hoping for.
A female main character that has the perfect dry humor (not too three stooges and not too teenage boy locker room) and is not weighed down by her insecurities (but has a couple to keep her real) and is not surrounded by idiotic and mean secondary characters (just the one minor one who is not over written, thank GAWD!).
There were some unresolved items, and there were some things I saw coming a mile away, but overall, I really enjoyed this book. A lot.