I loved this. Loved that it was from the male protagonist POV. Loved that the male protagonist wasn't ripped and drop dead gorgeous. Loved that there were real family problems and a sense of "I know these people" while reading the story. It flowed well; the plot was well thought out. Though I knew how it would end, I still hoped for it to end differently. There was a tiny bit of suspense and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved that Daniel was able to find himself and become the confident, strong kid I knew he could be. Lexi was a fabulous catalyst for Daniel's change. Without her, I'm not sure what he would have gotten out of his holiday with his dad. Ryan was a great secondary character. I think he showed Daniel there were people out there who would like him just for him. I would absolutely read this again and recommend it to anyone looking for a different kind of YA novel. This one is definitely worth a read.