I gave the book 3 stars and I feel bad because I know it deserves a better rating. It was beautifully written, complex, thought provoking and gracefully discussed the topic of AIDS while maintaining the main focus on the characters but I just wasn't captured by the story. I liked it but I wasn't running home to find out what happens next.
I found it hard to connect to any of the characters. June was immature to the point of flat out ignorant. Are we supposed to assume that she has some issue where she is mentally delayed? Greta was a straight up selfish, conniving, b!tch which she probably gets from her mom. Dad just doesn't get involved even though you can tell he doesn't agree with the mom on how she's decided to handle Finn's relationship with Toby. Toby was the only character I liked and that's mostly because I just feel bad for him. He's just dealt one bad hand after another and he handles it all exceptionally well.
I think my main issue with the book is that, while it is thought provoking, it quickly becomes apparent what the inner working of the book are. There isn't much to debate about with the meaning and the central theme of jealousy. I like a book that is a little more open ended and not so nicely wrapped up into a perfect box.