I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first one. For one thing, it's a LOT longer, so it seems like it rambles through the plot until things start happening. For another, I kept getting the characters confused. There are a lot of secondary characters, true, but I mean I got the *main* characters confused. It's told in two points of view, and I had a hard time remembering which of the girls I was currently reading. In the first book, this didn't happen often because they are in different locations writing letters back and forth, but in this book, they're in the same location and often are remarking on the same events. So, I was often flipping back a few pages to try to remember which point of view I was currently in.