I really like this story, the characters, and how it unfolded. After I first finished it I thought there was too much sex, but thinking about it I realized Joel used sex to avoid talking about or confronting his feelings. I didn't like the way it ended. It felt tooabrupt. It suggest thins worked out with her family but didn't explain it. I wanted to see her confront them and have them aware of how they treated her and made her feel.