While I did like this book, I didn't have a "wow this was awesome" kind of feeling. I'm not sure if the book was meant to have one. It was a basic story about a girl who embarks on her first relationship and looses her virginity in the process. Nothing all too remarkable about it. I did think that Kristen Tracey did a good job in describing the moment. After reading it, I thought "Yup, that sounds about right." I also did get that nostalgic feeling I get whenever I read about teenage romances always remembering what it was like for me when I was that age. What I didn't understand was the whole diabetic thing.
The male in the story recovered from Leukemia and then had a friend who had diabetes. When he meets our protagonist, she had a clumsy moment and drops a box of apple juice. Rather than feeling embarrassed, she explains it's for her diabetes. Then in the end, the hamster she buys for him also has diabetes. I get the purpose of the last one, the boy needed to find the truth out some how, but what I don't get was the overall purpose. He gets mad at her for lying about the diabetes, saying she doesn't understand what it's like to have an illness (he does because of the Leukemia). And maybe that's why. I just didn't get it.