Honestly, going into this book I was expecting a lot of angst... more than a lot actually, so I was quite disappointed in that aspect. I never cried even though I cry pretty easily with books but it just wasn't as sad as I thought it would be. We didn't even really get to see Zach's rehabilitation. The book starts out with Zach being rescued and he's in a really bad condition but then suddenly it’s 2 years later and while he’s still not ok he definitely came a long way since they found him. So all the angst and the really hard stuff to go through were over for Zach and we never witnessed his struggle. So I’m just saying, it could have been a lot angstier if the author didn’t skip through those two years. It’s actually weird for me to say that I wanted something angstier because I’m usually not really into too much angst, but when I decided to read it was because I actually wanted to read angst… and my expectations just weren’t met.
Other than that, I don’t really know what to say about this book. I liked it but I didn’t love it; I found myself frequently bored tbh. I did like the characters a lot though. I liked Mike a lot even though he was barely in the book. He was funny and great with Zach and if weren’t for David or the fact that Mike isn’t gay I definitely would have liked to see something between him and Zach. Overall, it definitely wasn’t a bad book, but it just could have been better, in my opinion