I'd been waiting for a non-adult Kyell Gold book so that I'd feel more comfortable recommending it to friends and family, and here it is! It manages to feel complete as it is and not a censored version of an adult book, so fans of other Gold books should definitely pick this one up.
This book does an especially good job of bringing us inside of Sol's mind and helping us to see the world as he sees it. Many times during the course of the book I'd be mentally shaking my head at Sol for his decisions or thought processes, but I think they're quite realistic for his age and maturity, and it's only as a (somewhat) more experienced adult that I can tell the path he's following isn't going to turn out well.
As someone who hasn't had to go through it in real life, I feel this book does a better job than any other I've read of getting across what it's like to be a troubled gay teenager. All of the aspects of his life that cause Sol trouble make him more sympathetic, and it's easy to see from this story how someone could be driven into depression (or worse) from the problems he has to deal with.
Overall, I found this to be a very powerful book, and will definitely be recommending it to (or buying it for) friends!