This one just wasn't working for me. The writing is average. It focuses on surface level stuff, and Peter's POV is not very engaging. Maybe this changes as the book goes on and Peter grows; I don't know and I'm not feeling compelled to stick around and find out.
Because Adam's an asshole. He tells Peter that he thinks Peter's mom is considering molesting him, then he tells Peter he thinks molestation is okay by the right person, then he kisses Peter and tells him it's okay between friends. All in the span of about a minute. It's just a weird scene, and the whole "it's what friends do" bullcrap just makes him sound like that guy who tells the nerdy girl who has a crush on him that she can be his girlfriend but only if they have sex. Because that's just how it works.
Oh, and he lights up a toke without even asking Peter first if he's okay with that or not. Because he's just that cool. *rolls eyes* And then he goes to drive somewhere and I'm pretty sure he's still high. Can this idiot die already?
Peter's coming off as a complete doormat - but of course he's the skinny nerd without any friends so what else are his options? Apparently, this is not a romance, but it's still going to focus on these two as a couple and I already want them miles apart from each other.
I went looking at the glowing 4-star and 5-star reviews of my friends and those I follow and they say IT GETS WORSE. Nope. This book and the characters are already annoying me, and I'm not sticking it through just for it to get worse because apparently that's what being a teen in the 90s is about. I was a teen in the 90s. I don't recall it sucking this much. (But then I'm also asexual and skipped all the relationship melodrama angst, so there's that. :D )