I, typically, am not someone who likes depressing books (which is what I expected when I picked this book up), but i figured I would try it anyway. I'm glad I did. This book was amazing. I wasn't bored at any point during it that I can remember, and it's not as depressing as I expected (although it's definitely not a light-hearted novel). Clay is very easy to relate to in his emotions and reactions, which makes him a good character, and Hannah's tapes depict another likeable character that can be identified with. Hannah's haunting words create a character that you really believe you actually knew by the end of the book. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who enjoys a book that's not just a remake of the same old story that will really leave you breathless.