Ruby McQueen's summer is not turning out at all like she'd thought it would - this "Quiet Girl" is managing to be loud in all sorts of unexpected ways. There so much about this book, and these characters that I loved - Ruby was as real to me as a fictional character can be: Sixteen year old NTE was right there with her while she did all sorts of stupid things, not knowing how to make herself stop. There was the relationship between Ruby and her mother, Ann, which felt so true that it almost hurt; or the elderly members of Ann's Book Club, who were so funny, so honest, and so realistic that you almost feel you could run into them at your own library. Anyways, there were a million good things about this book, and I have at least 6 sticky notes sticking out of it (in three different colors, because I never am reading in the same place), so that's a real sign to me that it was pretty awesome. Must pick up some more Deb Caletti books - if you're a Sarah Dessen fan, then this is your kind of writer too.