I really got emotionally involved in this story and it wasn't all focused on the romance - which I really enjoyed BTW. No, a lot of my emotions mirrored Whitley's in relation to her parents. How blind could they be to their daughter? I think my heart broke for her a few times.
As for having great friends I really liked Harrison and Nathan and how they forced her to be better to herself and made her realise she did have people out there who cared.
I really liked this story and will be keeping my eyes open for more books by the author.