It's clear from this book and the following books in the trilogy that liz braswell is new to writing, and on top of that not her strong suit. The plot of the story has a lot of potential and that's mainly why I chose to read it.
I had watched the few episodes of the series and found it to be entertaining and slightly disappointing. With that in mind and with my previous experience of book series being better than the tv version I decided I'd give the books ago.
For anyone who's serious about their reading and is looking for something fun to read I would NOT recommend this book. Although it has the sexy fun potential, Braswell's writing just doesn't live up to the status quo. The characters have no depth to them at all and come off as ignorant shallow people. Throughout the series there is no realistic character development but only forced and often uncharacteristic and hypocritical changes. For example while Amy and Chloe are supposedly best friends Braswell implies that they argue all the time and don't get on. On top of that Paul is shown to be aloof and contained in himself. He supposedly doesn't show emotion but on several occasions (usually right after Chloe has been wishing that he would show he cared) he is described as speaking with 'barely contained emotion'.
There are just so many holes in this story that I could talk about all day. When Chloe is thinking deeply it is hard to truly empathize or like her at all because the way she thinks and the way she speaks about her problems is unrealistic even for the most shallow of teenagers. It's almost as if Braswell is over compensating for her lack of knowledge of how teenagers today think. Does Braswell really think that having died earlier that day Chloe would go out to a club, hook up with a stranger and really almost have sex with him in a parking lot?
I'm sorry for rambling on but the accumulation of all these little things in the book erk me! Braswell's disregard for the little details aswell as her one dimensional and unrealistic character portrayals show her incompetancy as a writer.