This book, while perhaps not perfect for me, was a pretty good read.
While Layken was somewhat of a dry character at times in the book when she was only focusing on Will, for most of it, she was a pretty likable and relatable character. This book wasn't very layered and complicated, but it was still sweet and had me crying at parts of it. As a fan of poetry, I loved reading about the poetry slams and thought it was an interesting addition to the book. I also thought that the parts with Layken's mother and her cancer were well done, and I loved the scene where Layken has to go to her brother's principal.
I'll definitely reading the sequel to this, but I'm slightly wary how necessary it is since this would have worked perfectly as a stand-alone. At the same time, I can't say I really mind yet since I did enjoy this.