This coming out story puts out a very strong message about coming out and being gay. It starkly portraits how student Sarah Storm handles her messed up life after her parents disown her when they discover that she is gay. Obviously the author has very strong feelings about the topic and puts them to excellent use to write profound characters and an important contribution to coming out literature, since she explores "the state of disgrace" rather thoroughly and shows what kind of effects might or might not happen after coming out. Combined with a very hot and very sweet love story, it is a perfect complement to another BSB book, namely Kathryn Shay's Perfect Family. It is a great read and a great gift for those who are coming out as young adults. And it definitely says very clearly: "It gets better". This book is despite being marketed as romance much more than that. It is no easy read since it touches strongly on very emotional topics and offers no easy solutions. But it is an excellent exploration of a difficult coming-out at a very vulnerable age. Kudos to the author.