I loved the characters, especially Noah and Lex, but also their family members and the whole SmartMart staff. Barnes definitely has a talent for characterization! There were some things that just felt a little off to me, like the occasional bout of foul language, the pageants, and the whole tornado thing. Ultimately, though, this is a very realistic portrayal of teenagers and I love the positive message here that sometimes great things happen even as a result of our mistakes. Check it out Paper or Plastic.