I thought that this was a sequel to Anywhere But Here, but while the story lines parallel, the author (and editor)very annoying changed the characters names, as well as the the main characters hometown. The names are close--Ann August becomes Ann Stevenson, the hometown is changed from Bay City, WI to Racine...but my question is--why???? What was the purpose of it? They are obviously the same characters, and for readers who want to follow the story, it is extremely annoying.
But at any rate, changed names or not, this story was far too long. About a third at least could've been clipped, maybe more. And it was just boring. Ann is dull, whiny, obsessed with finding this father of hers. And you wonder, why didn't she start with something simple, like look in the phone book in Los Angeles where he used to live. That's where she ends up finding him. All in all, a waste of time.