We were split down the middle on this one: two of us loved the book while the other two liked the book but had some concerns with it. First of all, we all loved the writing of it. We thought it was well written and considering the story line, we also thought it was handled tastefully.
Once concern we had was the ending. We found it hard to believe that Deanna would be able to get away with kissing her best friend's boyfriend without some kind of reprimand. It was almost like "new school year, new start." kind of mentality when really we felt something should have happened in that regard.
We did like some of the realistic approaches Zarr took, like Deanna falling into her old traps again when it came to Tommy. Sometimes old habits do die hard and lord knows we are not perfect. I think it's definitely one thing we all liked about the book, the honesty of it.
For our next meeting, we are reviewing Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I just picked up my copy yesterday. This time, I will try my damnedest to keep you posted.