This was one of the most gut wrenching books I have ever read. The characters in the book were very realistic and relatable. There were times when teen man-whore, Drew, made me laugh out loud. We all know that one guy or girl who is an over the top flirt, yet really has a heart of gold. That, to me was Drew. While he wasn't the "lead male character", he was the one that I understood the most.
Josh, the main male character, is an emancipated teenager whose tragic story is spelled out for you early in the book. His actions throughout the story are based on the fact that he has lost everyone whom he loved.
The main female character, Nastya, is the new student at school. She wants everyone to leave her alone and dresses in a provocative way to try to scare everyone away. She also does not talk. Her story comes out little by little to the reader but is not revealed in full to the other characters until the very end. She has been traumatized and has pushed everyone away. That's until she meets Josh.
This is a truly touching story about two damaged individuals developing a life saving relationship.