I like this book because the characters act like a hell of a lot of people I know. Simon does a lot of stupid shit, and Owen puts up with more than he should, and they work it out their own way. I really and truly feel like I've known, and know, people exactly like them. They feel and act like ordinary people, and I like that a lot. It's a lot harder to do normal than I think people realize, and Evie does it awesomely. This was a very solid story, and one of the best contemp I've read of late, because that's all it is: normal people with normal problems that they manage to work through. This was an awesome read.