The characters: Often in YA novels written by adults, there is a lack of authenticity of voice. However, the author's fiction debut exceeds expectations. Zach is a genuine character. There is growth of character that any reader will appreciate. The romance is just enough to entangle readers of any gender without appearing overtly mushy.
Overall evaluation: I adored this book. If you've read 'Five Flavors of Dumb' by Antony John then you will love this as well. What I really loved on top of the story and characters was the artful addition of musicality throughout the writing. Mark Huntley Parsons has had a prolific career in the industry and he brings his knowledge into Zach's story in an insightful way that readers will appreciate.