I just loved this book. It makes unaware teenagers of the real-life issues that we are always on the ledge about. We, as teenagers, think that just one time won't hurt. However, this book makes us realize that actions of two minutes, as is most of the case, can effect the rest of our life.
The other issues that are faced, such as Chris's mom, are very real. The author gets deep into the emotions of Chris and Helen. As another reader complained of Helen's whining, it sounded to me that helen is really just expressing her emotions with no one to turn to, I think that I would respond the same way.
I love it, it must get a five star, it's one of the best books I have ever read.
I think that all teenagers should read this book, in order to understand that the whole two to three minutes of pleasure, can put all of your life on the back burner.