by KE Payne
Imogen Summers has a great boyfriend; everyone thinks so... except Imogen herself. Recently, Immy has been thinking that there might be more than just hanging out, the occasional kissing, and the nightly walk home.
Isn't dating supposed to be exciting?
Things change when Immy finds an online site about her favorite TV show, which includes two lesbian characters as the leads. In the chat room and forums, Immy finally feels free to say what she wants and she finally feels like maybe she's not completely different than all the other people around her.
When Imogen meets a girl in the forum named Fickle, she also feels that she may finally get what everyone else is talking about when they use the word "love".
Could it be that Immy isn't the straight girl she always thought she was? Could it be that her thoughts have never been with the guys she's dated because she's never really wanted to date them?
Final thoughts: This was an OK book about coming out, both herself and to others (though never to her family, which is disappointing). However, it was a little stilted and Immy's self-discovery was awkward. There is definitely a struggle for those who are dealing with this issue, but Immy's emotions seemed strangely controlled most of the time and then extremely wild at odd times. This book is a good conversation starter for those who are trying to figure themselves out, but there are other, better books out there for LGBTQ kids. My other struggle is that this is set in England, so the English is a little different. It didn't completely detract from the book, but having to translate slang like Soz (sorry... which is used on almost every page) and words like trainer (shoes) and jumper (sweater), got a little distracting.