Annabel Schubert is a marvelous character. Normally I would hate a girl like her: fashion-obsessed, resentful of her step-family, etc. However, she is so much like a real person, and a funny and highly likable one at that, that she won me over quickly. Sure, she is sometimes snobbish, resentful, and irksome, but her every emotion is totally realistic. Her whole family, steps and all, did as well, and stood out as individual characters. And did I mention this book is really, really funny? 'Cause it is. Quite impressive work Rachel Cohn has done here. I'll definitely read more of her stuff now.