I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time, and, I have finally read this! I'm actually looking and craving for this kind of story lately--the realistic kind of story in which you can identify yourself with or have been or seen this kind of situation. I loved how the characters were developed, their flaws and issues, some are likable, some are not. I have related to Ari's shyness and insecurities; ecstatic when someone finally noticed her and embarked a relationship with her; ached with her when she was depressed and lonely (A good cry once in a while doesn't hurt. HAHA.) I loved how it ended: I admired her resolved and realizations. I looked into Blake's eyes, remembering my lost marble and thinking that even though it was gone forever, there could be another match out there. There might be another guy who would kiss my forehead, a guy who was just as sweet as strong enough to choose me over everybody else.
It's a good read, it's a 4.75
stars for me. :)