It wasn't written terribly, but the plot and characters felt more like an after school special than real people. The bad parts were bad, but the simplistic solutions, and overly neat ending made everything that came before seem less significant. I found myself wondering if that's all it took to make things better than was it really that bad to begin with? I found the changes the characters underwent were forced and too abrupt. Bullying is an important issue, and, while I'm glad more authors are taking up the issue, I didn't feel that this book did a good job addressing it.