This is the kind of thing that gives YA a bad name. There's novels out there with realistic portrayals of intelligent, mature, rational teenagers...and there's this. Can we just have some more books out there that tell you how to be a decent person, rather than being negativistic 'this is exactly the opposite of what you should do' books? Most, if not all, of the problems in this book could have been solved with a nice dose of communication. Which, granted, many teenagers struggle with...so maybe we could write a book about that instead of perpetuating senseless drama that could be easily resolved otherwise. I don't have much more to say. I was disappointed in this book and glad to have it off my shelf.