I really loved this book. The writing was amazing, and I found myself quickly enthralled. The characters are vivid, blanced, and real. They felt like real teenagers to me with all of their hopes, and their fears, and their dreams. I really enjoyed getting to know Dante. His growth, and development over the course of the story was a pleasure to read. I love the balance between him, and Aristotle. The differences in their personality, and views on the world made thier friendship that much richer. I also enjyoed the adults in the story. It was nice to see such complex, and rich adults in a young adult novel. They aren't perfect, but they do care, and that comes across in the story. The search for identity, for understanding, and the longing to connect with others fill this novel, and make it a rewarding reading experience.