The story was interesting and fast paced. The book really focuses on the main plot and left a lot of holes concerning the relationship with Edie and the school bully, Precious. It was predictable in developing the obvious love story, which thankfully was not a triangle. Some of the events were random and did not necessarily help the story along. It felt a little bit underdeveloped. Overall, the story was interesting and was not a waste of time.
I would recommend this for a younger reader or someone who isn't a voracious reader. There was little about the book that was too racy for the average teenager. (If it is a sheltered kid, then it is probably too racy.) If you are a big reader, you probably won't enjoy this book, except as a guilty YA pleasure.
Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne releases later this year.
I received a free copy of the book through the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.