The overall outline of the story was good, however there were some hiccups along the way. Sloppy editing was frustrating, because there were some scenes that I just couldnt grasp. e.g. Janie is at one point sitting on the grass, the next, she is talking to someone and handing him a brochure....where did the brochure come from? Is she still on the grass - oh no, she's now on a bike!
Another, Majorie (who is a very likable character) is sitting down talking to someone, but no mention of a phone....so unless she talking spirits, or gone ga-ga, then one assumes she is on the phone!
Its bits and bobs like this that make it frustrating and stops the smooth flow of the book, also having to keep flicking back over pages to try to establish where you are....this does happen less frequently towards the end of the book as it warms up a little, but its still there.
There are some enjoyable characters; but the blurb on the back of the book starts off with Monique and Geoff, yet they dont appear/hear of them until chapter 4 or 5.
It is fairly light-hearted and Sophie King does capture teenage spirit quite well. Most of the characters are likeable and believeable.
Another thing that didnt quite gel was one character runs all the words together, talks to different people in the same passage and I just found this confusing.
However, I think with a few creases ironed out, it could have been hot, but unfortunately it was only luke-warm for me.