Usually, when I see a movie or read a book, I always consider who is this meant for... Was it written for teens, adults or children? Was it written for science fiction fans or girls? And I always find myself trying to see this in order to analyse wheter, within its own genre, the books works. I belive that this book speaks to people, young adults and teens, because it's got a thriving force coming from it. It pushes the reader to understand dreams, and hopes, and desires, in a world where most of this things aren't actually lying around... On the one hand, the three characters have this insecurity within them, in different forms and at different degrees, which makes the plot totally plausible. There is nothing more teenage like than insceurity. On the other hand, they all long to be happy, and to actually be teens. Here's where I think the book actually speaks to people, it dialogues with them. A touch here or there, a kiss, hands holding, all part of what teenage life should be like, things that I personally didn't experience and that I know for a fact many of us while through our teenage years didn't experience due to many reasons. Nonetheless, this books is able to introduce us to these lost/never-lived experiences, and make us see it through honest and loving eyes. Once someone told me that they 'didn't like books because they felt to close to the characters', making them feel uncomfortable. However, I believe this is where the power of books lie. Granted, this is no 'The life and adventures of Tristram Shandy' or Joyce's 'Ulysses', and yet it has the power to summon the readers into a world where they can feel emotions maybe non-existing for them in their lives. A single piece of paper was able to, in my case, make me long to get home and continue on this journey along Kyle and Jason, and Nelson as well. For that, I believe one at least must recognise the strength it compells.