One of the main themes of the story is conforming to stereotypes. Brittany feels that she needs to be “perfect” and flawless just because of her background whereas Alex needs to tough to fit in with his gang. You soon realise when you read the book that without these stereotypes the two main characters actually have a lot in common with each other. Other issues concurred in the novel is the issue of race and disability. The Mexican Latino students did not mix with the white students in school it was unheard off which was one of the very many battles Alex and Brittany had to face. Brittany’s older sister suffers with a disability which affects Brittany quite badly.
Being a hopeless romantic I loved all the romance aspects of the book. I love the typical bad boy character and I’m pretty sure many people fell in love with Alex too.
Like I mentioned before one of the negative aspects of the book is that it was very cliché. At some points of the book I could guess what would happen next and was quite predictable.
Overall I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed the read immensely and will definitely be reading the second and third instalment of this series soon!